tea towel


Definition of tea towel 

: a cloth for drying dishes

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Drape tea towel over bowl; keep in a warm place for two hours. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Where to find deals and freebies on National Donut Day in Louisville," 31 May 2018 High Street retailers are offering everything from $16 tea towels to a $20 version of Markle’s engagement ring. BostonGlobe.com, "BJ’s going back to the public markets," 18 May 2018 How about a lovely set of Meghan-and-Harry tea towels? Laura King, latimes.com, "Not a love match: Anti-monarchists remind Britain that not everyone adores the royal family," 18 May 2018 Place the cookie sheet, covered with a tea towel, in a warm place until donuts double in size, about one hour. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Where to find deals and freebies on National Donut Day in Louisville," 31 May 2018 Buckingham Palace's gift shop was a little better, selling commemorative china, Jordan almonds, champagne, tea towels, and more. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Is the Cult of Meghan Markle Alive and Well in the U.K.?," 18 May 2018 In addition to tea towels, Victoria Eggs is also making aprons, mugs, and tote bags for the historic occasion. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "12 Essentials for Hosting the Best Royal Wedding Party," 14 May 2018 Worker Lynne Needham folds and packages commemorative tea towels by Victoria Eggs to mark the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle at Countryside Art Ltd on April 30, 2018 in Spilsby, England. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "The Royal Family Is Fiercely Protective of Its Brand—Until a Royal Wedding Rolls Around," 18 May 2018 The Royal Mint made the couple an official commemorative coin, and there are plenty of souvenir tea towels, mugs, tea cups, keychains and more on the market. Diana Pearl, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Getting Two Commemorative Stamps in Honor of Their Wedding," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of tea towel

1863, in the meaning defined above

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