Definition of tea party noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    tea party

    BrE BrE//ˈtiː pɑːti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtiː pɑːrti//
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  1. 1a social event at which people eat cake, drink tea, etc. in the afternoon
  2. 2the Tea Party [singular] a conservative political movement in the US, begun in 2009 in protest against the government. In particular they want to reduce the amount of money that the national government spends and to cut taxes.
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