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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. 2017.
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  • There was an old lady who sat near us in a teashop one afternoon.

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
  • If you want to know what she really was, she was a teashop waitress, in the city somewhere.

    This Freedom A. S. M. Hutchinson
  • All English-speaking Dinard meets at that teashop in the afternoon.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • So, on a purely hypothetical rate of exchange, Madge bought three, and we sought the teashop and Jennie.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • It was exactly twenty minutes after their entrance into the teashop when the woman finished her monologue.

    The Evil Shepherd E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for teashop


(Brit) a restaurant where tea and light refreshments are served Also called tearoom
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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