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basket dinner

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noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. a group social gathering, as of church members, to which participants contribute casseroles or other dishes to share.

Origin of basket dinner

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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  • At a basket-dinner where he and his friends were drinking he took his last drink.

    Sergeant York And His People

    Sam Cowan