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surprise party

noun
1.
a party or celebration planned for someone as a surprise.
2.
something that surprises someone.
Origin of surprise party
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • "I thought it would be a surprise party," that worthy chuckled as he refilled his pipe.

  • “I think I am going to have a surprise party,” said Mrs. Owen.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White
  • Let's foind out an' give him a surprise party an' a church donation some night.

    The Price of the Prairie Margaret Hill McCarter
  • It was the head of M'fosa's lieutenant, who had charge of the surprise party.

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • One night the old crowd gave her a surprise party which Edith had carefully planned.

  • He believed in surprises, and he liked to be the surprise party.

    '19,000' Burford Delannoy

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