Tea-party meaning

An afternoon social gathering at which tea and light refreshments are served.
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A conservative political movement in the United States founded in the early 21st century and committed to limiting taxation, the size and spending of the federal government, and governmental regulation of the economy.
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A social gathering at which tea is served, usually in the late afternoon.
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A semi-formal afternoon social gathering at which tea, sandwiches and cakes are served.
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A small gathering of children or their toys, who mimic having a real dinner, often without any food at all.
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Any of various independent, fiscally conservative political groups in the twenty-first-century United States.
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Various independent, fiscally conservative political groups in the twenty-first-century United States, taken as a whole.
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Origin of tea-party

  • Sense 2, after the Boston Tea Party

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition