meet and greet


: a reception at which a public figure (such as a politician or rock star) socializes with press members and other guests
The candidate held a meet and greet with voters.
The pop singer took time for a meet and greet with fans.

Examples of meet and greet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Character meet and greets include Mickey and friends in Animation Courtyard, Edna Mode and Frozone in Pixar Plaza, and Chip ‘n’ Dale, Phineas and Ferb, and Powerline Max around Echo Lake. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 15 Nov. 2023 The free event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday includes activities — from coloring your own sloth bookmark to sorting tiny fossils at the Fossil Lab — and a live sloth meet and greet with the Wildlife Learning Center. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2023 There will be silent and live auctions, finger foods, and a meet and greet with the musicians from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $27-$75. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Sep. 2023 The attraction is decorated with many familiar faces from the film Moana—and the character of Moana will be there to do meet and greets with parkgoers. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 11 Sep. 2023 This party was a combo meet and greet for our Hawaii and Michigan travelers, and an information meeting for our upcoming Vancouver/Victoria travelers whose tip is in a little over a month. Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, 16 July 2023 The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with a candidate meet and greet, followed by the forum beginning at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Samuel M. Ciccati Performing Arts Center at Cuyamaca College, located at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in El Cajon. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Oct. 2023 In addition to the car rental and meet and greet, renters will get two VIP tickets to the show, VIP parking, and swag bags. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 13 Oct. 2023 With over 20 speakers, the conference includes a welcoming meet and greet and three days of programming. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 22 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meet and greet was in 1960

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“Meet and greet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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