Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know

tea basket

noun, British.
a lunch basket or picnic hamper.
Origin of tea basket
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for tea basket
Historical Examples
  • The girls paused breathlessly and Judy put down her tea basket.

  • Will you ask Mrs. Hills to express my tea basket and two cups?

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • As he pulled out a tea basket from the back of the car she watched him calmly.

    Married Life May Edginton
  • The lawyer was conscious of a certain sense of mystery as he turned to assist with the tea basket and things.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • The excited girls, the silent man with tea basket and the thermos bottles; he looked sympathetic.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • He put the trowel, absent-mindedly, in the tea basket, and took the seat arranged for Jarvis.

    Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • The Englishman's wife sets up a tea basket; friends and relatives are sent out for sandwiches and "something to wash 'em down."

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • Soon after the horses and the wagon halted and Dan Webster climbed down, bearing the tea basket.

    The Camp Fire Girls Behind the Lines Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook
  • She seized her tea basket under one arm and a box of ginger snaps under the other.

  • Edward and Elinor had carried the tea basket and a package of sandwiches into the little hollow, and the rest now followed.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tea basket

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tea

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tea basket