garden party



a party given out of doors in a garden or yard.

Origin of garden party

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for garden party

Historical Examples of garden party

  • Philip remembered the garden-party, and saw that they could never be surmounted.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • I tried to be firm in my opposition to the garden-party, but Godfrey wore me down.

    The Red Hand of Ulster

    George A. Birmingham

  • She remembered in a kind of daze that she had been at a garden-party that very afternoon.

    Mary Gray

    Katharine Tynan

  • It had been a garden-party, say, with one's life at stake from pressure of the crowd.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • You remember the one I wore at Lady Hilstone's garden-party?

British Dictionary definitions for garden party

garden party


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