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[tee-room, -roo m] /ˈtiˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a room or shop where tea and other refreshments are served to customers.
Origin of tearoom
1770-80; tea + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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?

  • So with a word to her mother she groped her way through the dark gallery across the corridor toward a tearoom.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • There's the prettiest girl in the tearoom, and maybe you know her.

  • Sometimes they are called "caves," occasionally "tearoom cabals."

  • Then they had tea at Sant' Ortes' tearoom, and then Peter went home.

    The Lee Shore Rose Macaulay
  • Books were stored in two Ministers' rooms, the ladies' tearoom, and two committee rooms.

    Report of the Chief Librarian J. O. Wilson and General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
  • They left for the tearoom, while Helene still laughed to herself over certain subtle possibilities which she saw in the situation.

    The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
  • Soon Paul slipped down from the cushioned corner of a sofa, and went downstairs into the tearoom to be ready for Florence.

    Ten Boys from Dickens Kate Dickinson Sweetser
British Dictionary definitions for tearoom


/ˈtiːˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
another name for teashop
(NZ) a room in a school or university where hot drinks are served
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for tearoom

tear off

verb phrase

To play or perform: The musicians began to tear off a La Conga (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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