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 What a great example of how people can meet and greet. Willie Brown,, "Trump isn’t connecting on coronavirus messaging. Here’s who is," 28 Mar. 2020 Hopefully, this tour avoids the drama of her first meet and greet. Kori Williams, Seventeen, "Charli D’Amelio Hints at an Upcoming Tour on “The Tonight Show”," 11 Mar. 2020 With concerned citizens steering clear of handshakes, people around the world are getting creative with their meet and greets. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "Swapping kisses for elbow bumps. The bizarre ways that coronavirus is changing etiquette," 3 Mar. 2020 Where: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. Admission: $40-$80; $150 for meet and greet with hosts and former contestants. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "What is 'Bachelor Live on Stage' in Mesa? Veterans from the TV show explain what to expect," 7 Feb. 2020 The Laguna Beach Democratic Club will hold a meet-and-greet with the freshman congressman on Thursday.(File Photo) The Laguna Beach Democratic Club will host a meet and greet with Rep. Harley Rouda on Thursday. Daily Pilot, "Political Landscape: Laguna receives $1M from state to remove and modify vegetation that could fuel wildfires," 8 Oct. 2019 The comic con, in its sixth year at the library, was free and open to all ages and featured comic book sales, raffles, meet and greets with artists and a costume contest. Taylor Hartz,, "Mini Comic Con draws heroes, villians and comic artists to Eisenhower Library," 11 Sep. 2019 Maya met all of the One Direction boys after attending a meet and greet at one of their concerts back in 2015. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Liam Payne's Girlfriend, Maya Henry," 13 Dec. 2019 If everything checks out, Helping Paws will set up a meet and greet and Quasimodo could go home the same day. Kathleen Christiansen,, "Quasimodo from Helping Paws overcomes eye surgery. Now he’s seeking a shoulder to snuggle on.," 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of meet and greet

1960, in the meaning defined above

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2 Apr 2020

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“Meet and greet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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