cocktail party


noun

a social gathering, often held during the cocktail hour, at which cocktails and other alcoholic beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and canapés are served.

Nearby words

  1. cockswain,
  2. cocktail,
  3. cocktail glass,
  4. cocktail hour,
  5. cocktail lounge,
  6. cocktail party, the,
  7. cocktail ring,
  8. cocktail sauce,
  9. cocktail stick,
  10. cocktail table

Origin of cocktail party

First recorded in 1925–30

Cocktail Party, The

noun

a play in verse (1950) by T. S. Eliot.
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