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surprise party

noun
  1. a party or celebration planned for someone as a surprise.
  2. something that surprises someone.
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Origin of surprise party

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for surprise party

Historical Examples

  • I want to give her a surprise-party from all her neighbors, and I want to give it now.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

    Various

  • To-night, Ruby, you come up to us for supper—we bring her a surprise-party.

  • A surprise-party of redstarts breaks into full play around him.

    Fisherman's Luck

    Henry van Dyke

  • They were on their way with a band of music to give some popular citizen a surprise-party.

  • Teacher nodded, though at that particular moment she had not the vaguest idea what the surprise-party was to be.

    Dixie Martin

    Grace May North