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British. a café or tearoom that specializes in serving light meals and snacks; lunchroom.
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Origin of tea shop
First recorded in 1735–45
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How to use tea shop in a sentence
So, on a purely hypothetical rate of exchange, Madge bought three, and we sought the teashop and Jennie.
Through a small teashop one passed into a sort of leafy cage that, I learned, had at one time been an aviary.
It was exactly twenty minutes after their entrance into the teashop when the woman finished her monologue.The Evil Shepherd|E. Phillips Oppenheim
"We'll go in here," Nicholas said suddenly, and led the way into the same teashop where they had sat last night.The Beggar Man|Ruby Mildred Ayres
There was an old lady who sat near us in a teashop one afternoon.Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for tea shop
/ (ˈtiːˌʃɒp) /
British a restaurant where tea and light refreshments are servedAlso called: tearoom
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