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tea party

n.
1. An afternoon social gathering at which tea and light refreshments are served.
2. Tea Party 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.

[Sense 2, after the Boston Tea Party.]
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tea party

n
a social gathering in the afternoon at which tea is served

Tea Party

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a political movement, associated with the right wing of the Republican Party, favouring reduction in taxation and government spending
[C21: after the Boston Tea Party]
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tea′ par`ty


n.
a social gathering, usu. in the afternoon, at which tea and light refreshments are served.
[1770–80]
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Noun1.tea party - a party at which tea is servedtea party - a party at which tea is served  
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
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tea party

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Grandfather here described the affair, which is known by the name of the Boston Tea Party. The Americans, for some time past, had left off importing tea, on account of the oppressive tax.
As yet I have done nothing except form a very uncomfortable third at a luncheon and tea party, and listen to a good deal of enigmatic conversation between you and the charming Lady Carey.
Mr Crawford is spearheading cancer charity Marie Curie's call to throw a 'Blooming Great Tea Party' in a bid to raise money to support those living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.
Charity Marie Curie and TV presenter Mel Giedroyc are calling on the people of Paisley to throw a blooming great tea party next month.
LOVE IT to THIS June, Marie Curie wants you to get baking to support the charity by throwing a Blooming Great Tea Party. Marie Curie has a host of products available to help thousands of people up and down the country bake up a storm and raise money for a great cause.
Pictured: Kath Pointon from Howden Joinery, Liz Hewlett from Marie Curie, Trish Taylor representing darts champion Allan Taylor, accompanied by Mark Whitworth and Luke Berry from CMK Lettings in Huddersfield is celebrating yet another fantastic Blooming Great Tea Party this year.
The Blooming Great Tea Party is Marie Curie's summer fundraiser and encourages everyone to get together and hold a tea party, bake sale or special tea break in aid of the charity.
Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right
The head of the (https://www.teapartypatriots.org/) Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund , a Super PAC linked to the influential Tea Party Patriots non-profit group that serves as a guiding light to tea party voters, pledged Thursday her group's support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The endorsement from Jenny Beth Martin suggests far-right tea party voters are finally starting to fall in line behind the GOP nominee. 
WITH many older people in Morpeth and the surrounding areas experiencing loneliness, Contact the Elderly is urgently appealing for volunteers for a new tea party group in the area, to help provide a vital lifeline of friendship to people aged over 75.
The author draws on 29 interviews with female Tea Party leaders and activists working at the local and state levels, as well as other qualitative methods such as participant observations and textual analysis of Tea Party writings.
MARIE Curie is calling on people on Teesside to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party between June 20 and June 29 and support the charity which provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness.