tea towel


Definition of tea towel

: a cloth for drying dishes

Examples of tea towel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in a damp tea towel and microwave them on HIGH for 30 seconds. Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2021 Cover the top of the cake completely with two long strips of paper towels (or a clean tea towel), then place a rack larger than the pan on top. Beth Segal, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2021 Line a platter with a tea towel or absorbent paper, and transfer the baked rolls to the prepared platter to cool for a few minutes before serving. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 Either buy a bag at your local Ice Company (or Sonic Drive-In, which sells bags for cheap), hammer it yourself with a Lewis Bag & Mallet, pulse it in the blender, wrap it in a tea towel and smash it with a rolling pin, whatever. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 27 Jan. 2022 Cover with a damp tea towel and leave to proof in a warm place for another 30 minutes. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021 Dampen a paper towel or clean tea towel and wipe the outer jar edges and threads of the jar, if necessary. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2021 Transfer the dough to the bowl, cover with a tea towel or a large plate and set in a warm place. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2021 Wrap your greens in a tea towel to keep them crisp longer. Kate Sidley, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tea towel

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tea towel was in 1863

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Last Updated

17 Jun 2022

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“Tea towel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tea%20towel. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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