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tea

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noun
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Idioms about tea

    one's cup of tea, something suitable, appropriate, or attractive to one: Horror movies and westerns are just not my cup of tea.
    spill the tea, Slang. to reveal interesting or confidential information; share gossip: In this exclusive clip, the famous actor spills the tea on who gets offered the best roles first.

Origin of tea

First recorded in 1590–1600; 1940–45 for def. 9; from dialectal Chinese (Xiamen) t'e, akin to Chinese chá

OTHER WORDS FROM tea

tea·less, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH tea

tea , tee
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British Dictionary definitions for tea

tea
/ (tiː) /

noun

Word Origin for tea

C17: from Chinese (Amoy) t'e, from Ancient Chinese d`a
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Other Idioms and Phrases with tea

tea

see cup of tea; not for all the tea in china; tempest in a teapot.

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