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tearoom

[tee-room, -roo m]
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noun
  1. a room or shop where tea and other refreshments are served to customers.
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Origin of tearoom

First recorded in 1770–80; tea + room
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Examples from the Web for tearoom

Historical Examples

  • They landed at Westminster Bridge and went to a tearoom for tea.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • You know the tearoom brand of waitress maybe, and how distant they can be?

  • Sometimes they are called "caves," occasionally "tearoom cabals."

  • There's the prettiest girl in the tearoom, and maybe you know her.

  • Then they had tea at Sant' Ortes' tearoom, and then Peter went home.

    The Lee Shore

    Rose Macaulay


British Dictionary definitions for tearoom

tearoom

noun
  1. another name for teashop
  2. NZ a room in a school or university where hot drinks are served
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