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meat tea

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noun British.
  1. high tea.

Origin of meat tea

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for meat tea

Historical Examples

  • It will be like having a meat-tea, or reading an English novel.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Oscar Wilde

  • I ventured to ask him to come home to meat-tea, and take pot-luck.

    The Diary of a Nobody

    George Grossmith

  • Old Jones dined all the days of his life at one o'clock, and had a "meat-tea" at six.

  • Before the family grew up, they used to dine early, at half-past one, and had a meat-tea at half-past six.

  • With them, however, it is more usual to drink beer with their mid-day meal, and to have meat-tea in the evening.

    Town Life in Australia

    R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny