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noun, plural tea·hous·es [tee-hou-ziz] /ˈtiˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a restaurant or other establishment, especially in the Far East, where tea and refreshments are served.
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Origin of teahouse

First recorded in 1680–90; tea + house
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Examples from the Web for teahouse

Historical Examples of teahouse

  • It is made to look like a Japanese teahouse, she explained to Miss Sallie.

    The Automobile Girls at Newport

    Laura Dent Crane

  • The likin-barrier is here, and a teahouse or two, and the guardian temple.

    An Australian in China

    George Ernest Morrison

  • On arriving at a teahouse which had been erected in the gardens, everybody rested and partook of tea.

    Two Years in the Forbidden City

    The Princess Der Ling

  • These were afterwards made into chairs, tables and other useful articles for Her Majesty's teahouse.

    Two Years in the Forbidden City

    The Princess Der Ling

  • Recollecting this, Taro stopped at a teahouse and changed his rough cotton suit for the silken one.

British Dictionary definitions for teahouse


  1. a restaurant, esp in Japan or China, where tea and light refreshments are served
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