garden party

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

Origin of garden party

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby garden party Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use garden party in a sentence

  • Every year, about the middle of September, its return was celebrated at a garden-party given by the Levines.

    The Creators | May Sinclair
  • Another splendid royal entertainment was a large garden party in the fort of Delhi.

    Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
  • The bride would have no formality, but moved about among her friends as if it were simply a garden party.

    The Story of the Big Front Door | Mary Finley Leonard
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for garden party

garden party

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

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