One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- French term for tea dance
- ‘Princess Alix used sometimes to be allowed as a great treat to appear at thés dansants which were given for Princess Irene, and in the years 1886-1887 she began to see something of the young people of Darmstadt.’
- ‘Or perhaps such a Jerusalem, with its chandeliers and thés dansants, existed only in the dreams of the librarians, schoolteachers, clerks, and bookbinders who lived in Kerem Avraham.’
- ‘We could enjoy thés dansants there; and my friends and I gave the very first sherry party in Newnham in 1934.’
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