tea towel


Definition of tea towel

: a cloth for drying dishes

Examples of tea towel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To avoid too much moisture, wring out cooked, watery vegetables in a tea towel or cheesecloth before mixing into your filling. Saveur, "The Complete Guide to Mastering Chinese Dumplings at Home," 17 Jan. 2017 His House of Windsor-themed room is decorated with commemorative tea towels of Harry and Meghan’s 2018 wedding and cushions festooned with corgis, Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite dogs. Dan Bilefsky, BostonGlobe.com, "Like its 2 royal guests, Canada’s most English city reinvents itself," 2 Feb. 2020 Or try the simple, elegant Japanese technique called furoshiki to wrap a gift in fabric, such as a tea towel or scarf, which can become part of the gift. BostonGlobe.com, "Maybe it’s time we rein in the reindeer games and focus on the simpler joys of the season. Here are some tips to spend less, stress less, and waste less so you can make merry — and not worry — this holiday season.," 21 Nov. 2019 Warning: The bowl will be hot, so use a kitchen mitt or a tea towel to manipulate it. Popular Science, "Winter-proof your lips with this DIY lip balm," 17 Jan. 2020 The bright green, whimsical store offers home products ranging from tea towels and books to candles and tumblers. al, "Birmingham January New Briefs: New retail, Big Pitch winners," 3 Jan. 2020 Our first round of cloth napkins was dollar store tea towels cut in half with pinking shears. Alison Sherwood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The paperless kitchen is easy and doable — even with a large, messy family," 31 Dec. 2019 Jason’s gift is a small box filled with a three-pack of decorative tea towels. Colin Heasley, The New Yorker, "Situations with a Lot to Unpack," 16 Nov. 2019 And Brooklyn artist Claudia Pearson, whose work has appeared in children’s books and The New Yorker, has done a collection of tea towels available at West Elm that feature her quirky take on maps of cities all over the country. Washington Post, "RIGHT AT HOME: The look of hand-drawn art is hot in decor," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of tea towel

1863, in the meaning defined above

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25 Mar 2020

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“Tea towel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20towel. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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