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noun a dance at which alcoholic drink is available.

Contributor's comments: Cabaret has the same meaning in SA where it is widely used, certainly in country areas - country dance with drink.

Contributor's comments: In Tassie, cabarets were generally held in licenced hotel lounges and included a band to provide dance music.

Contributor's comments: I want to tell you about the Gordonvale Harvest Cabaret held in Gordonvale each year to raise funds for the Children's Lukemia foundation. The cabaret has been running for nearly 20 years and always has a theme. There are hotly contested prizes for the best comstumes and the highlight of the evening is the cabaret act performed by a group of local men. The act is choreographed and hugely funny.