high tea

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of high tea

: a fairly substantial late afternoon or early evening meal at which tea is served

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First Known Use of high tea

1831

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  • : an early evening meal at which tea and often cold meat and sandwiches are usually served


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