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[tee-room, -roo m]
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  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


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