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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- cocktail glass,
- cocktail hour,
- cocktail lounge,
- cocktail party, the,
- cocktail ring,
- cocktail sauce,
- cocktail stick,
- cocktail table
Origin of cocktail party
First recorded in 1925–30
Cocktail Party, The
a play in verse (1950) by T. S. Eliot.
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Examples from the Web for cocktail party
Deviled eggs are a cocktail-party staple and are magnetic in their ability to attract even abstemious guests.