Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An entertainment where the invited guests first dine and then go in a party to a theater, or go first to a theater and afterward to supper.

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Examples

  • Afterwards Sid had wagged a finger at me and explained that on those two nights we'd been giving performances for people who'd arranged a costume theater-party and been going to attend a masquerade ball, and 'zounds, when would I learn to guard my half-patched pate?

    No Great Magic

  • She was immaculate as ever -- as composed and stylish as if she were going to a theater-party instead of on an all-night ride to London.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel

  • We found an invitation awaiting us for to-morrow night and the gentlemen in the house proposed a theater-party for this evening, to see the amateurs, but it is Lent, and I am trying to do better in the way of refraining from worldly amusements and mortifying the flesh, than I did in Montgomery last spring, so we spent the evening at home.

    The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865,

  • It was before the supper and just after we came in from the theater-party which Mr. Mansfield gave.

    The Treasure-Train

  • She related a story of a disastrous theater-party which she had once joined, and which had been arranged by an aspiring woman with little sense of fitness.

    The Way of Ambition

  • -- [It has been supplied to the writer by Mr. Dickinson, and is published here with his consent.] -- One of the librarians who had heard it mentioned it at a theater-party in hearing of an unrealized newspaper man.

    Mark Twain, a Biography — Volume III, Part 1: 1900-1907

  • Jim took charge of our movements, and commanded us to a dinner with him, in the nature of a celebration, with a theater-party afterward.

    Aladdin & Co. A Romance of Yankee Magic

  • 173 One of the librarians who had heard it mentioned it at a theater-party in hearing of an unrealized newspaper man.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Couldn't we get up a little theater-party -- Mrs. Ellersly and your daughter and you and I-- Sam, too, if he cares to come? "

    The Deluge

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