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English definition of “prom”


noun [C] (PARTY)    /prɒm/ US  /prɑːm/ US
a formal party held for older students at the end of the school year, at which there is dancing: Who are you taking to the Senior Prom?Celebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
(Definition of prom noun (PARTY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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