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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. 2018.
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  • Arethusa had not the faintest idea what a "dinner-dance" might be.

    The Heart of Arethusa

    Francis Barton Fox
  • The house is full of people, as they are having a dinner-dance tonight.

    Bab: A Sub-Deb Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I'm taking my dress clothes over to Westmore—they're having a dinner-dance to-night.

    Nobody's Child Elizabeth Dejeans
  • Mrs. Selfridge gave a dinner-dance at the club that night and her guests came in furs of great variety and much value.

    The Yukon Trail

    William MacLeod Raine
  • She wanted her dinner-dance to be smart, to have the atmosphere she had found in the New York cabarets.

    The Yukon Trail

    William MacLeod Raine
  • On the following Wednesday evening there was a dinner-dance at the country club.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • After the Court, which launched her in society, she and Knight (with a list supplied by Connie) gave a dinner-dance.

    The Second Latchkey

    Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • The hockey game, the dinner-dance, and the holiday preparations made the very air seem to tingle with excitement and anticipation.

  • They were given a grand baile (ball) and fiesta (feast), a kind of dinner-dance, we would call it.

  • A dinner-dance is pretty much alike 28 in all civilized and semi-civilized communities.

    An Orkney Maid Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for dinner-dance


a formal dinner followed by dancing
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Contemporary definitions for dinner-dance

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