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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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Examples from the web for tearoom
  • Intimate jazz club, performing and visual arts venue, and a friendly tearoom in one.
  • The hotel features a tearoom where each afternoon guests gather for tea.
  • The original plans indicate that a tearoom was proposed for this space, but it was never installed.
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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