Definition of prom
1 : a formal dance given by a high school or college class
2 British : promenade 2
Examples of prom in a Sentence
Are you going to the prom?
he resolved to ask her to the school prom at the first opportunity
Recent Examples of prom from the Web
Less than a week before the event, he was dumped by Martina Hingis who decided to go to prom with Jamie Murray instead.
The symphony orchestra is making several high-profile stops, starting with its debut performances at the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland and the BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall.
People who celebrated their anniversary here, went to a prom or a special banquet.
There was so many things to look forward to: seniority, senior prom, senior picnic, receiving our caps and gowns, and the list goes on.
Later this month, a collection of young men, some just weeks removed from their senior proms, will embark on their professional baseball careers.
Parties, graduations, prom, vacations, police photos of nasty things, cute cats and far more bedroom shots than one would imagine.
And Beyonce's stylist whips up a prom dress for $4.
During prom season, Wooddell says students flock to the city’s Briarcliff Waterfall fountain at Northwest Platte Road and Northwest Valley Lane.
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Origin and Etymology of prom
short for promenade
First Known Use: 1879See Words from the same year
Definition of prom
PROM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prom for English Language Learners
: a formal dance for high school students usually at the end of the school year
PROM Defined for Kids
Definition of prom for Students
: a usually formal dance given by a high school or college class
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