tea party

noun

Definition of tea party

1 :an afternoon social gathering at which tea is served
2
[from the Boston Tea Party, name applied to the occasion in 1773 when a shipment of tea was thrown into Boston harbor in protest against the tax on imports]
:an exciting disturbance or proceeding

First Known Use of tea party

1778


TEA PARTY Defined for English Language Learners

tea party

noun

Definition of tea party for English Language Learners

  • : an afternoon social gathering at which tea is served


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