Definition of progressive dinner in English:

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progressive dinner


A social occasion at which the different courses of a meal are eaten at different people’s houses.
Example sentences
  • Friday night's meal was a progressive dinner in which the 156 delegates moved from restaurant to restaurant in different groups, each in search of the next course.
  • Folks often improvise a progressive dinner by visiting a few different restaurants for a drink here, a few appetizers there, then maybe wrap up with dessert at a third spot.
  • It then went on to become a progressive dinner, alternating between the houses of the two families.
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