tea gown


noun

a semiformal gown of fine material, especially one styled with soft, flowing lines, worn for afternoon social occasions.

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Origin of tea gown

First recorded in 1875–80
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tea gown

noun

(formerly) a long loose decorative dress worn esp when entertaining guests to afternoon tea
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