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 There was a bit of drama after the rapper did not show up for a meet and greet with Ghanaian celebrities and entertainers. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, "Cardi B's mini west Africa tour has ended, here are some of her memorable moments," 9 Dec. 2019 O’Rourke, part of the large field competing for the Democratic nomination, is visiting Goat Haus Biergarten in downtown Montgomery for a meet and greet with Alabama voters tonight. Mike Cason |, al, "Beto O’Rourke brings presidential campaign to Alabama," 18 Oct. 2019 Klobuchar, Sanders, and Warren stuck in Washington to participate in the impeachment trial of President Trump, Biden and Buttigieg appear to be at an advantage where retail politics, such as town halls and meet and greets, are the keys to victory. Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner, "2020 countdown: The Iowa caucuses," 3 Feb. 2020 The free event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., features ice cavings, character meet and greets, an ice slide, hot chocolate, scavenger hunt and kids crafts. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "North Coast Harbor draws 195,000 visitors in 2019," 20 Dec. 2019 The event also featured a silent auction with items ranging from Swarovsky earrings, lithographs by Matisse, Renoir and Picasso, a Houston Rockets suite and a Robinson meet and greet. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson Feted by Ryan Gordy Foundation," 12 Nov. 2019 Includes an exclusive conversation and meet and greet with Brie and Nikki Bella, former WWE performers, Napa Valley wine growers and reality TV stars. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Here's what to expect at the 2019 azcentral Wine & Food Experience at Salt River Fields," 26 Oct. 2019 Since this is her first season, Curran has another year of training, airshows and meet and greets to look forward to. William Langhorne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Medford woman soaring over Milwaukee as Thunderbirds' second-ever female solo pilot," 3 Feb. 2019 Pence and Bevin visited Corbin for a meet and greet at a local restaurant before jetting over to Williamsburg to meet with first responders. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Eastern Kentucky for Gov. Matt Bevin," 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of meet and greet

1960, in the meaning defined above

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20 Feb 2020

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“Meet and greet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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