- a tearoom.
- British. a café or tearoom that specializes in serving light meals and snacks; lunchroom.
Origin of tea shop
First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for tea shop
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.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
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