pink tea

noun Informal.

a formal tea or reception.

Origin of pink tea

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pink tea

  • Why the devil did you tell that pink-tea proposition about your dealings with the Van Ness Avenue bank?

  • Indeed, his heavy, pink-tea attentions were obviously regarded as quite flattering by the fair recipients!

    Turns about Town|Robert Cortes Holliday