a social gathering, often held during the cocktail hour, at which cocktails and other alcoholic beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and canapés are served.
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Origin of cocktail party
First recorded in 1925–30
Definition for cocktail party (2 of 2)
Cocktail Party, The
a play in verse (1950) by T. S. Eliot.
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