tea dance

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  1. a dance held at teatime.

Origin of tea dance

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby tea dance

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How to use tea dance in a sentence

  • Class matters went all too slowly between the time of the tea dance announcement and the affair itself.

    The Orchard Secret | Cleo Garis
  • In the afternoon they attended a baseball game, and then returned to the fraternity house for another tea-dance.

    The Plastic Age | Percy Marks
  • 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
  • We might call it a tea dance, said Betty, as she escorted her two freshmen over to the girls gymnasium.

    Betty Lee, Senior | Harriet Pyne Grove

British Dictionary definitions for tea dance

tea dance

  1. a dance held in the afternoon at which tea is served

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