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tea shop

a tearoom.
British. a café or tearoom that specializes in serving light meals and snacks; lunchroom.
Origin of tea shop
First recorded in 1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I thought of the omelettes in the tea shop of Poperinghe, and I knew that I was lost.

    Mud and Khaki Vernon Bartlett
  • When she left the Forum for a tea shop, both were tired out.

    Dangerous Ages

    Rose Macaulay
  • She was a beautiful creature, in private life a waitress at a tea shop.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
  • Twenty minutes after she entered the tea shop, a girl drove by in a roadster.

  • The next instant Jimmie Dale had sprung through the tea shop and was out on the street.

  • We can stay out all afternoon, stop at the tea shop for supper and come home on the street car, or walk in, if we choose.

  • When next her eyes turned toward the pretty girl it was just as they were leaving the tea shop.

    Grace Harlowe's Problem Jessie Graham Flower
  • I went into the poets' favourite "Will o' the Wisp" tea shop once and found the gas-jet lighted!

    Greenwich Village Anna Alice Chapin
  • It, too, was a tea shop and had a good position in one of the main streets of the town.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham

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