One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An outdoor party at which fresh ears of sweet corn are roasted and eaten.
- ‘The protesters were trying to disrupt a Liberal corn roast hosted by Canadian Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew at Parc Patro Le Prévost, on Christophe-Colomb and Jean-Talon, but were not allowed in.’
- ‘The Simon Fraser Student Society had a large presence in the mall throughout the week, introducing itself to students by hosting a free corn roast on Tuesday afternoon and a free pancake breakfast on Wednesday morning.’
- ‘They've also been used for pancake feeds and corn roasts.’
- ‘Especially play these up if your gathering is informal - a corn roast, a bonfire, a jeans and sweater evening.’
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