surprise party

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of surprise party

:a secretly planned party for someone who is not told about it until he or she arrives
  • We threw him a surprise party.

Word by Word Definitions

surprise play
  1. : an attack made without warning

  2. : a taking unawares

  3. : something that surprises

  1. : to attack unexpectedly

  2. : to take unawares

  3. : to detect or elicit by a taking unawares

party play
  1. : a person or group taking one side of a question, dispute, or contest

  2. : a group of persons organized for the purpose of directing the policies of a government

  3. : a person or group participating in an action or affair

  1. : to attend or give parties


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