meet and greet


Definition of 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 Just look at the cringey coda to the episode, in which Starbucks executives fired off a letter to the White House demanding their own meet and greet. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 14 May 2022 And like all good education conferences, SxSW had a large exhibition space in which education companies could share their wares and meet and greet. Derek Newton, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2022 Fans also have the opportunity to win Es Jose Time with the star, a virtual meet and greet and a year's worth of Miller Lite by scanning the QR code on the packaging. Daniela Avila,, 17 Mar. 2022 The format will include an opportunity to meet and greet coaches and administrators, a short speaking program, a question-and-answer session, appetizers and a cash bar. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 12 Apr. 2022 Both Scherr and Hutter will donate all proceeds generated from their meet and greet sessions and merchandise sales to the United for Waukesha Community Fund in the wake of the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Dec. 2021 Kovack will be hosting a meet and greet at 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at the center, 28114 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 22 Nov. 2021 The event was a meet and greet luncheon for Maor Elbaz-Starinsky, the new local consul general of Israel overseeing Florida, Kansas, Missouri and Puerto Rico. Sergio Carmona,, 18 Nov. 2021 Crucially, unlike in Los Angeles, there would be no formal meet and greet. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of meet and greet

1960, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Meet and greet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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