- a container of thin paper or cloth holding a measured amount of tea leaves for making an individual serving of tea.
Origin of tea bag
First recorded in 1900–05
- to place one's scrotum in the mouth of (one's sexual partner).
Origin of tea-bag
from its resemblance to dipping a tea bag in a cup of hot water
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Examples from the Web for teabag
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April 26, 2009
- a small bag of paper or cloth containing tea leaves, infused in boiling water to make tea
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Word Origin and History for teabag
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