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[tee-hous] /ˈtiˌhaʊs/
noun, plural teahouses
[tee-hou-ziz] /ˈtiˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a restaurant or other establishment, especially in the Far East, where tea and refreshments are served.
Origin of teahouse
First recorded in 1680-90; tea + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for teahouse
Historical Examples
  • It is made to look like a Japanese teahouse, she explained to Miss Sallie.

  • The likin-barrier is here, and a teahouse or two, and the guardian temple.

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
  • On arriving at a teahouse which had been erected in the gardens, everybody rested and partook of tea.

    Two Years in the Forbidden City The Princess Der Ling
  • These were afterwards made into chairs, tables and other useful articles for Her Majesty's teahouse.

    Two Years in the Forbidden City The Princess Der Ling
  • Recollecting this, Taro stopped at a teahouse and changed his rough cotton suit for the silken one.

  • The teahouse had been closed for some hours then and our wives were sitting in the dark on the teahouse porch waiting for us.

    Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb
  • I found that there were 23 registered geisha, no joro, 50 teahouse girls with dubious characters and 55 sellers of saké.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • Every half hour or hour he can reach an inn or teahouse where tea can be infused for him in a few minutes.

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for teahouse


a restaurant, esp in Japan or China, where tea and light refreshments are served
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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