Definition of tea party in English:

tea party

Syllabification: tea par·ty


  • 1A social gathering in the afternoon at which tea, cakes, and other light refreshments are served.
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    • I appreciate the invitation for the afternoon tea party with Princess Mikasa but unfortunately had to go on to something else.
    • The local ladies of the Limerick Invalid fund thank all who contributed so generously to the afternoon tea party.
    • At least the Vicar's tea party serves refreshments.
  • 2 (Tea Party) A US political party that emerged from a movement of conservatives protesting the federal government in 2009.
    [an allusion to the Boston Tea Party]
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    • Florida, always a key electoral battleground, has become ground zero for the burgeoning Tea Party movement this year.
    • Mr. Kennedy has gotten some support from conservative Tea Party organizations.
    • Now, Tea Party activists are trying to take over the establishment, ground up.


Tea Partier

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  • But then you have a second ring of people who tend to sympathize with the Tea Party Movement, and you see this in opinion polls, people who say I'm not a Tea Partier but I like what they're up to.
  • As a Tea Partier, I think the term "Tea Party Movement" is very misleading.
  • If Polly ever changes political allegiance again (as she did before) I can imagine her as a Tea Partier.

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