dinner dance



a formal social gathering that includes a dinner followed by dancing.

Origin of dinner dance

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for dinner-dance

Historical Examples of dinner-dance

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for dinner-dance



a formal dinner followed by dancing
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