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dinner dance

a formal social gathering that includes a dinner followed by dancing.
Origin of dinner dance
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • By the way she was costumed she might have been on her way to some dinner dance on Fifth Avenue.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • Winifred Ames wants you for a dinner dance on the twentieth.

    Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
  • “They call it a ‘dinner dance,’” he confided to Frances at length, when the main plan was already made.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • He'd renigged on takin' her to a dinner dance up in Boston a month or so back.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • The dinner dance seems to be one of society's most favored functions.

    Book of Etiquette Lillian Eichler
  • It's lots jollier than the dinner dance at the Club and we're too young to go to that, anyway.

    Keineth Jane D. Abbott
  • "To-night is to be my first dinner dance, you know," she said.

    The Younger Set Robert W. Chambers
  • She knew he would be at the Vandergilts' dinner dance that night.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
Contemporary definitions for dinner dance

a formal social occasion involving dinner and dancing's 21st Century Lexicon
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