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meet and greet

or meet-and-greet

[ meet-uhn-greet ]
/ ˈmit ən ˈgrit /
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noun

a planned social occasion or activity at which a person, usually someone well-known, is formally introduced to attendees to socialize with them or answer their questions: We were invited to a meet and greet with the cast after the performance.

verb (used with or without object)

to meet at such an event: You can meet and greet with the author after the reading. There will be a party next week for the new boss to meet-and-greet our employees.

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Origin of meet and greet

First recorded in 1815–20 for verb; 1960–65 for noun
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