a prewedding party to which guests bring an item of kitchenware or other gifts for the bride; shower.
Origin of kitchen tea
First recorded in 1945–50
Also called shower tea.
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British Dictionary definitions for kitchen tea
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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