tea party
noun Date: 1778 1. an afternoon social gathering at which tea is served 2. [from the Boston Tea Party, name applied to the occasion in 1773 when a shipment of tea was thrown into Boston harbor in protest against the tax on imports] an exciting disturbance or proceeding

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  • Tea party — (que en inglés puede significar tanto «reunión del té» como «Partido del Té») puede referirse a: Tea party, una tradicional reunión social de mujeres en torno al té en el mundo anglosajón. Motín del Té de Boston (Boston tea party), revuelta en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • tea party — 1778, from TEA (Cf. tea) + PARTY (Cf. party). The Boston tea party (Dec. 16, 1773) apparently not so called before 1864. Political references to tea party all trace to that event, in which radicals in Massachusetts colony boarded British ships… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Tea Party — (песня) песня эстонской певицы Кёрли. Движение чаепития (англ. Tea Party movement) консервативно либертарианское политическое движение в США. Бостонское чаепитие (англ. Boston Tea Party) акция протестa американских колонистов, ставшая… …   Википедия

  • tea party — tea .party n 1.) a small party in the afternoon at which tea, cake etc is served 2.) be no tea party AmE informal to be very difficult or unpleasant to do …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tea party — tea ,party noun count a small party in the afternoon where tea, sandwiches, cakes, etc. are served be no tea party AMERICAN INFORMAL to be difficult or unpleasant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tea party — tea parties also tea party N COUNT A tea party is a social gathering in the afternoon at which tea, cakes, and sandwiches are served. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • tea party — n. a social gathering at which tea is served, usually in the late afternoon …   English World dictionary

  • Tea party — In Anglo American culture, a tea party is typically a formal, ritualized gathering (traditionally of women) for afternoon tea, although men may be invited to participate. The afternoon tea party was a feature of great houses in the Victorian and… …   Wikipedia

  • Tea Party — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L expression Tea Party, équivalent anglosaxon du goûter, peut désigner : le Tea Party, mouvement politique américain ; Boston Tea Party, révolte …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tea party — noun a party at which tea is served (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑party * * * noun, pl ⋯ ties [count] : an afternoon social gathering at which tea is served * * * ˈtea party [tea party tea parties] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tea party — 1. n. a wild drinking party. (Like the Mad Hatter’s party in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.) □ There was a loud tea party going on in the corner booth when Barlowe came in. □ I’m having a little tea party Friday. Wanna come? 2. n. something …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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