tea bag



a container of thin paper or cloth holding a measured amount of tea leaves for making an individual serving of tea.

Nearby words

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

Origin of tea bag

First recorded in 1900–05


[ tee-bag ]
/ ˈtiˌbæg /

verb (used with object), tea-bagged, tea-bag·ging. Slang.

to place one's scrotum in the mouth of (one's sexual partner).

Origin of tea-bag

from its resemblance to dipping a tea bag in a cup of hot water

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British Dictionary definitions for teabag

tea bag


a small bag of paper or cloth containing tea leaves, infused in boiling water to make tea
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Word Origin and History for teabag



also tea-bag 1857, a small permeable packet for holding loose tea, from tea + bag. As a sex act, by 2000.

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