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tea towel

noun
  1. a dishtowel.
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Origin of tea towel

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples of tea towel

  • Also attach to her belt a tea-towel and a small holder for lifting hot pans.

    Cookery for Little Girls

    Olive Hyde Foster

  • Finally she retied the document in a tea-towel, tight and secure, and buried it deep in the flour barrel.


British Dictionary definitions for tea towel

tea towel

tea cloth

noun
  1. a towel for drying dishes and kitchen utensilsUS name: dishtowel
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