tea shop



a tearoom.
British. a café or tearoom that specializes in serving light meals and snacks; lunchroom.

Origin of tea shop

First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for teashop

Historical Examples of teashop

  • There was an old lady who sat near us in a teashop one afternoon.

    Europe Revised

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • If you want to know what she really was, she was a teashop waitress, in the city somewhere.

    This Freedom

    A. S. M. Hutchinson

  • All English-speaking Dinard meets at that teashop in the afternoon.

  • So, on a purely hypothetical rate of exchange, Madge bought three, and we sought the teashop and Jennie.

  • It was exactly twenty minutes after their entrance into the teashop when the woman finished her monologue.

    The Evil Shepherd

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

British Dictionary definitions for teashop



British a restaurant where tea and light refreshments are servedAlso called: tearoom
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