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cha

[chah]
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noun Chinese.
  1. tea.
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Historical Examples

  • In addition, there is generally a little "cha tsien" (tea money) for the cook.

  • De cunjuh man sont dis jay-bird fer ter watch Dan en fin' out whar he kep' his cha'm.

    The Conjure Woman

    Charles W. Chesnutt

  • Cha neil fios again'm lieil thusa air son tavigse thoirtorra, Cnocnangraisheag?

  • Thus armed, they secretly entered the house of Cha´ron, one of their friends in Thebes.

  • I am pleased to know that the remaining two marches will be, in the words of my Coolies over "uch'-cha rasta," a good road.


Word Origin and History for cha

n.

"tea," 1590s, also chaw, ultimately from the Mandarin ch'a "tea;" used in English alongside tea when the beverage was introduced.

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