tea towel



a dishtowel.

Origin of tea towel

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for tea towel

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

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  • 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


a towel for drying dishes and kitchen utensilsUS name: dishtowel
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