teapoy

[ tee-poi ]
/ ˈti pɔɪ /
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noun

a small three-legged table or stand.
a small table for use in serving tea.

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Origin of teapoy

1820–30; < Hindi tīpāi, alteration (with t- from tir- three < Sanskrit tri) of Persian si-pāya three-legged stand

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British Dictionary definitions for teapoy

teapoy

/ (ˈtiːpɔɪ) /

noun

a small table or stand with a tripod base
a tea caddy on such a table or stand

Word Origin for teapoy

C19: from Hindi tipāī, from Sanskrit tri three + pāda foot; compare Persian sīpae three-legged stand

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