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tea shop

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noun
  1. a tearoom.
  2. British. a café or tearoom that specializes in serving light meals and snacks; lunchroom.
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Origin of tea shop

First recorded in 1735–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for tea shop

Historical Examples

  • Eleanor Moore was not in the tea-shop when he entered it, nor did she come into it while he remained there.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • I was then faint for want of food, so I looked out for a tea-shop or restaurant.

  • A motor-'bus entered a tea-shop, and layIn some need of repair.

  • Would it make her days in the tea-shop—and out of it—easier?

    A Sheaf of Corn

    Mary E. Mann

  • We can't blow the loud trumpet at a tea-shop and a hotel is inquisitive.

    Aladdin of London

    Sir Max Pemberton