tea towel

tea towel
noun Date: 1863 a cloth for drying dishes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tea towel — tea towels N COUNT A tea towel is a cloth used to dry dishes after they have been washed. [BRIT] Syn: tea cloth (in AM, use dish towel) …   English dictionary

  • tea towel — tea .towel n BrE a small cloth that you use for drying cups, plates etc after you have washed them American Equivalent: dish towel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tea towel — tea ,towel noun count BRITISH a DISH TOWEL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tea towel — n. Chiefly Brit. DISH TOWEL …   English World dictionary

  • tea towel — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a cloth for drying washed crockery, cutlery, and glasses …   English terms dictionary

  • tea towel — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tea towel : singular tea towel plural tea towels a cloth used for drying kitchen objects such as dishes and cups. The American word is dishtowel …   English dictionary

  • tea towel — tea′ tow el n. a dishtowel • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • tea towel — noun a towel for drying dishes • Syn: ↑dishtowel, ↑dish towel • Hypernyms: ↑towel …   Useful english dictionary

  • tea towel — noun (C) BrE a cloth for drying cups, plates etc, after you have washed them; dish towel AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tea towel — noun A cloth, made from cotton or linen, for drying dishes and glassware. Syn: tea cloth …   Wiktionary

  • tea towel — /ˈti taʊl/ (say tee towl) noun a cloth for drying crockery, etc., after it has been washed. Also, tea cloth …   Australian English dictionary

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