Meaning of ice-cream social

ice'-cream so'cial

Pronunciation: [key]
— Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.
  1. a social gathering, usually to raise money for a local church or school, where ice cream is the principal refreshment.
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