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Sadie Hawkins

Also called Sadie, Sadies. a party, dance, or other social event, especially one held annually among high school or college students, to which each girl escorts the boy of her choice, or invites him to escort her.
a day (Sadie Hawkins Day) or night, often in November, when such an event or events are held.
Origin of Sadie Hawkins
1939, Americanism; after the race held on Sadie Hawkins Day (in the cartoon strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp), in which single women pursued bachelors Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Contemporary definitions for sadie-hawkins

a homely cartoon character of Li'l Abner who grew tired of waiting for men to court her and whose father designated a day in November when women could propose marriage or dating to men's 21st Century Lexicon
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