tea dance


a dance held at teatime.

Nearby words

  1. tea break,
  2. tea caddy,
  3. tea cloth,
  4. tea cosy,
  5. tea cozy,
  6. tea family,
  7. tea garden,
  8. tea gown,
  9. tea lady,
  10. tea lead

Origin of tea dance

First recorded in 1880–85

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Examples from the Web for tea dance

  • No fire-arms are used at the tea-dance, and the guns and tomahawks and knives play the principal part in the war dance.

  • There was a tea-dance at the fraternity house during Prom week.

    The Plastic Age|Percy Marks

British Dictionary definitions for tea dance

tea dance


a dance held in the afternoon at which tea is served
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