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tea dance

a dance held at teatime.
Origin of tea dance
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • There was a tea-dance at the fraternity house during Prom week.

    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.

British Dictionary definitions for tea-dance

tea dance

a dance held in the afternoon at which tea is served
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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