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stoplight party

[ stop-lahyt pahr-tee ]
/ ˈstɒpˌlaɪt ˌpɑr ti /
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noun

a party at which each attendee wears a certain color to indicate his or her relationship status, with green indicating “single and open to a connection,” yellow indicating “possibly interested but not sure,” and red indicating “already taken or not interested”: She was shocked to see her sister’s fiancé at the stoplight party wearing a green shirt.

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Also called traf·fic light par·ty .

Origin of stoplight party

First recorded in 2005–10
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