promposal

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From prom + proposal

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promposal (plural promposals)

  1. (informal) An invitation, especially one which is made in an elaborate manner, in which the invitee is asked to accompany the inviter to a prom.
    • 2011 May 26, Zosia Bielski, "‘Promposals’ ratchet up the fun, and the competition," Globe and Mail (Canada) (retrieved 25 April 2013):
      Once posed as a timid "Will you go to prom with me?" in the locker room, the promposal is now an extravagant public affair: Think choreographed dance numbers, serenades, elaborate scavenger hunts and dramatic staging.
    • 2012 April 22, Beth J. Harpaz, "‘Prom-posal’: Clever, elaborate prom invite, Washington Times / AP (retrieved 25 April 2013):
      Rebecca Leet, 17, had an audience of more than 250 people for a prom-posal from her boyfriend, Joe Nelson, 18.
    • 2013 April 16, William Wolfe-Wylie, "It’s the season for promposals, the new trend in high school love," canada.com (retrieved 25 April 2013):
      Promposals can mimic marriage proposals — dropping down to one knee, and all that — or they can be more fun. Most appear to simply spell “prom?” in a creative way, and involve flowers.

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