tea

[ tee ]
/ ti /

noun

Idioms

    one's cup of tea, something suitable, appropriate, or attractive to one: Horror movies and westerns are just not my cup of tea.

Origin of tea

1590–1600; 1940–45 for def 9; < dialectal Chinese (Xiamen) t'e, akin to Chinese chá

Related forms

tea·less, adjective

Can be confused

tea tee
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British Dictionary definitions for tea

tea

/ (tiː) /

noun


Word Origin for tea

C17: from Chinese (Amoy) t'e, from Ancient Chinese d`a
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Idioms and Phrases with tea

tea

see cup of tea; not for all the tea in china; tempest in a teapot.


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