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meat tea

noun, British.
Origin of meat tea
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With them, however, it is more usual to drink beer with their mid-day meal, and to have meat-tea in the evening.

    Town Life in Australia R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • It will be like having a meat-tea, or reading an English novel.

  • What wonder, then, if she gives up late dinner and has a meat-tea, at which everything can be put on the table at once.

    Town Life in Australia R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • I ventured to ask him to come home to meat-tea, and take pot-luck.

    The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith
  • Old Jones dined all the days of his life at one o'clock, and had a "meat-tea" at six.

    The Champagne Standard Mrs. John Lane
  • Before the family grew up, they used to dine early, at half-past one, and had a meat-tea at half-past six.

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