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garden party

noun
1.
a party given out of doors in a garden or yard.
Origin of garden party
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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  • Katharine, dear, are you going to the vicar's garden party this afternoon?

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • Would you care to go to the Mayor's garden party this afternoon?

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • There was a garden party at Government House in the afternoon.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • Or that blue taffeta that you looked so stunning in at the garden party?

  • The garden party is by no means a novelty of the present day.

    The Fugitives R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for garden party

garden party

noun
1.
a social gathering held in the grounds of a house, school, etc, usually with light refreshments
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