noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
an ice-cream social held in the late afternoon or early evening.
Supper vs. DinnerIn parts of the US, supper and dinner are used interchangeably to refer to the evening meal, but elsewhere dinner is the midday meal, akin to lunch, and supper, the evening meal. What do these words really mean? The word dinner does not necessarily imply the time of day. Depending on where you are, it may mean the midday meal or the evening meal, but it …
Origin of ice-cream supper
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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