kitchen tea


noun Australian.

a prewedding party to which guests bring an item of kitchenware or other gifts for the bride; shower.

Nearby words

  1. kitchen kaffir,
  2. kitchen match,
  3. kitchen midden,
  4. kitchen police,
  5. kitchen sink,
  6. kitchen-sink,
  7. kitchenalia,
  8. kitchener,
  9. kitchenette,
  10. kitchenmaid

Origin of kitchen tea

First recorded in 1945–50

Also called shower tea.

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British Dictionary definitions for kitchen tea

kitchen tea

noun

Australian and NZ a party held before a wedding to which female guests bring items of kitchen equipment as wedding presents
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