high tea

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high tea (plural high teas)

  1. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) A late afternoon or early evening meal, typically consisting of a cooked dish with bread and butter and tea. [from 18th c.]
    • 1978, Jane Gardam, God on the Rocks, Abacus 2014, p. 111:
      It was brawn and shape for high tea.
  2. (US) Formal afternoon tea.

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