Definition of High tea

1. Noun. Substantial early evening meal including tea.

Definition of High tea

1. Noun. (chiefly British) A late afternoon or early evening meal, also known as "meat tea". ¹

2. Noun. suppertime ¹

3. Noun. (American English) Formal afternoon tea. ¹

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Literary usage of High tea

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"high tea (Л). The meal called tea served with cold meats, vegetables, ... "A well-understood 'high tea' should have cold roast beef at the top of the (able, ..."

2. What to Eat, how to Serve it by Christine Terhune Herrick (1891)
"high tea FOR a small company the high tea is an excellent form of entertainment. It is not suitable for a large assembly, but when a limited number of ..."

3. Friends and Foes in the Transkei: An Englishwoman's Experiences During the by Helen M. Prichard (1880)
"High-tea in Kaffraria—Recollections of Stanfield—A Romance in Eeal ... Here a long table was laid, almost luxuriously, for " high tea," and I was surprised ..."

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