- Sadie Hawkins 1939, from name of character in U.S. newspaper cartoon strip "Li'l Abner," by Al Capp (1909-1979); in reference to a day in early November in which women take the lead in romantic matters.
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Sadie Hawkins — 1. Also called Sadie, Sadies. a party, dance, or other social event, esp. one held annually among high school or college students, to which each girl escorts the boy of her choice, or invites him to escort her. 2. a day (Sadie Hawkins Day) or… … Universalium
Sadie Hawkins — 1. Also called Sadie, Sadies. a party, dance, or other social event, esp. one held annually among high school or college students, to which each girl escorts the boy of her choice, or invites him to escort her. 2. a day (Sadie Hawkins Day) or… … Useful english dictionary
Sadie Hawkins — noun Sadie Hawkins is used before these nouns: ↑dance … Collocations dictionary
Sadie Hawkins Day dance — ➡ Sadie Hawkins Day * * * … Universalium
Sadie Hawkins dance — In the United States, the Sadie Hawkins Dance is usually a dance or less formal dance sponsored by a high school, middle school or college, in which female students invite male students, contrary to the usual custom of male students inviting… … Wikipedia
Sadie Hawkins Day — An American folk event, Sadie Hawkins Day is a pseudo holiday that originated in Al Capp s classic hillbilly comic strip, Li l Abner (1934 to 1977). The event is still observed in the form of dances at which girls approach (or chase after) boys.… … Wikipedia
Sadie Hawkins Dance (song) — Infobox Single Name = Sadie Hawkins Dance Artist = Relient K from Album = The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek Released = 2001 Format = CD Genre = Pop Label = Gotee Writer = Matthew Thiessen Producer = Mark Lee Townsend Sadie Hawkins Dance is a… … Wikipedia
Sadie Hawkins Day — (in the US) a day on which women invite men to a social event, especially a Sadie Hawkins Day dance. This is often done by students in a high school, college or university. The custom takes its name from a character in the Li’l Abner comic strip … Universalium
Sadie Hawkins Day — Sa|die Haw|kins Day a day when, according to an old US custom, women can ask men to go out with them to start a romantic relationship, or women can ask men to dance with them at an event called a Sadie Hawkins dance. Sadie Hawkins Day is usually… … Dictionary of contemporary English
Sadie Hawkins Day — Sa|die Haw|kins Day [ ,seıdi hɔkınz ,deı ] in the U.S., a day in November on which women invite men to a dance or other social event … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English