tea towel


: a cloth for drying dishes

Examples of tea towel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One towel features a playful bunny standing over colorful spring flowers, while the other tea towel features flowers only. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 Cut into even-width slices and set on a clean, lint-free tea towel ($23 for 10, Amazon). Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Feb. 2024 In Essex, the widow of the late chairman of Foyles bookstore spotted an original Winnie-the-Pooh sketch wrapped in a tea towel at the back of a cellar drawer. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 Or, fold the cookie into a tea towel, secure it with a ribbon and then place it in a box. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 6 Dec. 2023 On her Instagram Story, Kris showed off her Santa Claus tea towels and plaid dutch ovens that adorned her stove, along with a delicate wreath hanging above. 12 of 51 2022: Kim Kardashian's Christmas Tree Look familiar? Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 21 Dec. 2023 Dry them off with paper towels or a clean tea towel. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Dec. 2023 Alongside the tablecloths, the offering includes pot holders, linen napkins, and appliqué tea towels influenced by Asafo flags. Maria Geyman, Vogue, 29 Nov. 2023 Promptly dry the pan with a paper towel or lint-free tea towel. Kimberly Holland, Southern Living, 12 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tea towel was in 1863

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“Tea towel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20towel. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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