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pink tea

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noun Informal.
  1. a formal tea or reception.

Origin of pink tea

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for pink tea

Historical Examples

  • Why the devil did you tell that pink-tea proposition about your dealings with the Van Ness Avenue bank?

    The Million-Dollar Suitcase

    Alice MacGowan

  • Indeed, his heavy, pink-tea attentions were obviously regarded as quite flattering by the fair recipients!

    Turns about Town

    Robert Cortes Holliday


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