tea dance

noun

Definition of tea dance

: a dance held in the late afternoon

Examples of tea dance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The next day, the couple headed back to Boatslip for another afternoon tea dance, with guests attired in caftans and carrying parasols. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2021 More than 1,500 revelers had gathered on the first floor of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency for a popular tea dance party hosted by the swanky 1-year-old hotel. Holly Yan, CNN, 17 July 2021 The tea dance was a popular social activity from the late 1800s to pre-WWI era that saw a revival in the 1950s and '60s as a Sunday tradition in Fire Island where gay singles could meet each other in a place less likely to be raided by the police. Adam Schubak, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 July 2021 Since the pilot began, Wolsey said some center users have been accessing the Lyft rides when coming to play cards or bingo, get their hearing tested, obtain legal advice or participate in the weekly tea dance, for example. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, 6 Sep. 2019 But Cincinnati's gay men would have to go to other cities for Sunday tea dances. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, 22 June 2018 No surprise tea dances revived in Cincinnati Cincinnati was the perfect place for a revival. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, 22 June 2018 Disco Daddy: DJ Bus Station John — the man someone, somewhere, once dubbed the Godfather of Bathhouse Disco — pays tribute to Prince during this month’s Disco Daddy, a once-a-month(ish) tea dance at the SF Eagle. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tea dance

1885, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

5 Oct 2021

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“Tea dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20dance. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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