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kitchen tea

noun, Australian.
a prewedding party to which guests bring an item of kitchenware or other gifts for the bride; shower.
Also called shower tea.
Origin of kitchen tea
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She does not inhabit "servants' bedrooms," and eat "kitchen butter," and drink "kitchen tea."

    The Labour-saving House Dorothy Constance Bayliff Peel
British Dictionary definitions for kitchen tea

kitchen tea

(Austral & NZ) a party held before a wedding to which female guests bring items of kitchen equipment as wedding presents
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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