pink tea

  1. a formal tea or reception.

Origin of pink tea

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

Words Nearby pink tea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pink tea in a sentence

  • I'll bet you won't look as if you'd just dropped in from a pink tea!

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

    Turns about Town | Robert Cortes Holliday
  • She wore the prettiest pink tea-gown imaginable, and her hair was a wonder of puffs and curls.

    Peggy | Laura E. Richards
  • She had put on a gay pink tea-gown, with masses of white lace and smart little bows in unexpected places.

    A Thoughtless Yes | Helen H. Gardener
  • If he repudiated these ideas, then Jonas would denounce him as a "mollycoddle," a "pink tea Socialist," a "labor faker."