pink tea


noun Informal.

a formal tea or reception.

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Origin of pink tea

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Example sentences 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!

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