Synonyms for tea party

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Then I wished that dinner might go on indefinitely like the tea party of the Mad Hatter.

Cynthia was more than delighted with the privilege of the tea party.

There will be just four of us, and no more of us to the tea party.

When she gave a tea party, she sent her page Jacko to invite her friends.

Accounts vary greatly as to the number and appearance of the tea party.

The other half was occupied by Sprague, also of the tea party.

Long afterward, in speaking of the tea party, he said, "It was my chickens that did the job."

General Stevens's connection with the tea party is related on a previous page.

To bring them out only to attend a reception, or a tea party, is a desecration.

"And when it's finished you can have a tea party in it," added Tom.

WORD ORIGIN

1778, from tea + party (n.). Political references to tea party all trace to the Boston tea party of 1773, in which radicals in Massachusetts colony boarded British ships carrying tea and threw the product into Boston Harbor in protest royal taxation. It has been a model for other libertarian political actions in the U.S. (mostly symbolic), including citizen gatherings begun in early 2009 to protest government spending.

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