tea

[ tee ]
/ ti /

noun


Nearby words

  1. te rauparaha,
  2. te reo,
  3. te score,
  4. te waipounamu,
  5. te-hee,
  6. tea act,
  7. tea bag,
  8. tea ball,
  9. tea basket,
  10. tea biscuit

Idioms

    one's cup of tea, something suitable, appropriate, or attractive to one: Horror movies and westerns are just not my cup of tea.

Origin of tea

1590–1600; 1940–45 for def 9; < dialectal Chinese (Xiamen) t'e, akin to Chinese chá

Related formstea·less, adjective

Can be confusedtea tee

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British Dictionary definitions for tea

tea

/ (tiː) /

noun

Word Origin for tea

C17: from Chinese (Amoy) t'e, from Ancient Chinese d`a

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Word Origin and History for tea

tea

n.
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Idioms and Phrases with tea

tea

see cup of tea; not for all the tea in china; tempest in a teapot.

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