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Meaning of "tea lady" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TEA LADY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TEA LADY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tea lady is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TEA LADY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tea lady

Tea lady

A tea lady is a woman in an office or working environment, whose sole job is to provide beverages and light snacks during the allocated tea break. Tea ladies are a mainly British custom. They entered the mainstream in the UK during the Second World War, when tea ladies were used in an experiment to boost efficiency in workplaces for the war effort. They had such a hugely positive effect on morale they became commonplace in all areas of work, mobile canteens even serving military units on exercises. They were present in a works canteen or perhaps came round with a trolley, on which was usually a tea urn full of either hot tea or hot water, and perhaps a selection of cakes and buns.

Definition of tea lady in the English dictionary

The definition of tea lady in the dictionary is a woman employed in a factory, office, etc to make tea during a tea break.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TEA LADY

tea break
tea caddy
tea chest
tea cloth
tea cosy
tea dance
tea egg
tea garden
tea gown
tea infuser
tea leaf
tea leaves
tea light
tea party
tea plate
tea room
tea rose
tea service
tea set
tea strainer

WORDS THAT END LIKE TEA LADY

bag lady
bearded lady
cleaning lady
dinner lady
find the lady
first lady
lady
leading lady
lollipop lady
maiden lady
malady
milady
my lady
naked lady
old lady
painted lady
pink lady
shopping bag lady
white lady
young lady

Synonyms and antonyms of tea lady in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tea lady» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TEA LADY

Find out the translation of tea lady to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tea lady from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tea lady» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

茶小姐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

señora del té
570 millions of speakers

English

tea lady
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चाय महिला
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

سيدة الشاي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чай леди
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chá senhora
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চা ভদ্রমহিলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dame de thé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wanita teh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tedame
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

お茶の女性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

차 아가씨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Teh wanita
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

trà phụ nữ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தேநீர் பெண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चहा महिला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çay bayan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tea lady
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pani herbaty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чай леді
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lady ceai
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κυρία τσάι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tee dame
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

te dam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

te dame
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tea lady

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TEA LADY»

The term «tea lady» is regularly used and occupies the 83.173 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TEA LADY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tea lady» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tea lady» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tea lady

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TEA LADY»

Discover the use of tea lady in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tea lady and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Decline of the Tea Lady: Management for Dissidents
Uses humourous anecdotes to investigate the art of management.
Jenny Stewart, 2004
2
Andy G, Terry D, the Brave Tea-lady and the Evil Bee
This story first appeared in The Cat on the Mat is Flat, which featured a collection of short stories. The original black and white illustrations are now in colour, and the story has been redesigned in a larger format.
Andy Griffiths, 2013
3
Tea and Sympathy: The Life of an English Tea Shop in New York
One of the original waitresses of the Greenwich Avenue teashop looks at life behind the scenes of the popular restaurant, and offers recipes for dishes including bubble & squeak, baked rice pudding, and Yorkshire pudding.
Anita Naughton, 2002
4
Seeking Sarah
After they settled down to their tea, Lady Westbury said conspiratorially to Sarah's mother. “Come now Phoenicia, I do know you have some juicy gossip ready to be told. I can see it in your eyes. What is the latest tidbit you had heard?” Sarah ...
Yvonne Willison, 2011
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Lucy Lovelock
After he had done this the Chief Controller winked at the silver haired tea lady in the blue and white overall, and the woman immediately beamed back at him. The tea lady, then put the sandwich tray down on the table by the window, pushing ...
John A. Walker, 2004
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The Zephyrman
After he had done this the Chief Controller winked at the silver haired tea lady in the blue and white overall. And the woman immediately beamed back at him. The tea lady, then put the sandwich tray down on the table by the window, pushing ...
John A. Walker, 2007
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Queuing for Beginners: The Story of Daily Life From ...
which announced the arrival of the tea lady with elevenses or afternoon tea. In his touching memoir of 1950s office life, Exciting Times in the Accounts Department, Paul Vaughan remembers finding comfort in the clockwork regularity of these ...
Joe Moran, 2010
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Chinese Characters
I had an appointment to talk to her “girls” and to help them with their English. Unfortunately, no one had told me the “girls” didn't arrive until 3:00 pm . We finally connected, and I did my thing. At one point, I was the “tea lady” pretending to make ...
Ann Timonin, 2011
9
Let's Kill Uncle: Bloomsbury Group
Christie rose tothe occasion with afaintsmile and finished pouring the tea. Lady Syddyns chatted on and kept the conversation from being a strain, but Christie was subdued fortheremainder of thevisit. As they were leaving, the old lady ...
Rohan O'Grady, 2010
10
The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again
What happened next is both hilarious and terrifying: while we were recruiting a new MD for the Dutch division, my father learnt that our tea lady was Dutch and appointed her to the position! I had been hearing stories for a few months from ...
Gerald Ratner, 2008

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TEA LADY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tea lady is used in the context of the following news items.
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Can you spot the tea lady hiding behind David Dimbleby?
Then as the camera zooms for a close-up of the 76-year-old, a tea lady could be ... The dark-haired woman, who appeared to be wearing a light blue dress, must ... «Metro, May 15»
2
Clegg: next Cameron will ask the 'tea lady' to join debates
The deputy prime minister, who said he expected Cameron to ask for the Monster Raving Loony party and the “tea lady” to join the debates, warned that viewers ... «The Guardian, Jan 15»
3
Eve Hill, also known as 'The Tea Lady,' talks food and holiday …
Eve Hill, 'The Tea Lady,' talks food and holiday gatherings over tea at Fabulous Food Show Eve Hill, also known as "The Tea Lady," is an expert on tea and ... «The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com, Nov 14»
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Sir Alex Ferguson reveals when his 'hairdryer' proved no match - for …
In the tea room after the match, I was attacked by the tea lady. 'You hit my boy,' she said to me. She was Andy Kinnell's mother! "I was rescued by Andy Matthew, ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 14»
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Tea Lady, longtime retailer of teas, will close
Shortly before Tea Lady officially became a tea business, co-owner Carol Welch was pouring tea during Arts Walk in downtown Olympia in the fall of 1993. «The Olympian, Jun 14»
6
Tea Lady Turns Executive as Japan Banks Promote Women
May 14 (Bloomberg) -- Teiko Kudo has come a long way from her days at a Sumitomo Bank branch in the 1980s, when clients often asked her to hand the phone ... «Bloomberg, May 14»
7
Manchester United should play a tea lady in goal if it helps to avoid …
On the eve of a weekend featuring pivotal six-pointers at both ends of the Premier League table, with Liverpool hosting Manchester City and Norwich visiting ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 14»
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Watch Joey Barton Taser a Tea Lady in an Advert
Joey Barton has always been up for a challenge, and history shows he has stepped over the line once or twice. In an advert for Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, ... «Bleacher Report, Oct 13»
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Lady GaGa to Become a Tea Lady
Have you lot made your mind up about Lady GaGa yet? It seems that you?ve all split up into different camps about her. One camp thinks she?s exactly what we ... «hecklerspray, Jul 10»

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