from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A public establishment serving tea and light refreshments.
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- n. a public restaurant that sells tea and light refreshments
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- n. a restaurant where tea and light meals are available
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The geisha's ritual of preparing herself for the teahouse is a very elaborate affair; how essentially does it differ from a Western women's preparation for a date?
The word teahouse seems to be used to describe anything from a wooden shed to a more solid looking stone or concrete building.
Tracy, who mistakenly thinks Moby’s teahouse is in Park Slope.
Go in, pick a table (they’re imitation of the old-school style tables and stools you’ll find in teahouse over China).
But the approach to the teahouse is a kind of long story.
The teahouse is the oldest in Shanghai, and I expected it to be really over priced, but it wasn't.
An updated version gives more details, including the sad fact that the tale involved the Dean and 9 other profs taking femme students to a "teahouse".
I call it a "teahouse" because a kanazuwa _is_ more like a teahouse than a pub or a saloon.
These include a BMW concept car that is covered in a high-tech fabric skin, allowing it to become more streamlined when cruising at high speeds and more compact when it's time to look for a parking space; an eccentric yet serene Japanese teahouse built on stilts; a restaurant bill that incorporates nutritional information, food trivia and marketing messages; and an eco-friendly cellphone fueled by a sugar-rich solution rather than by a standard battery.
Hell, I remember texting Adam once while I was on a date: "damnit I thought Cha-an Teahouse was a teahouse so I ate dinner, and now the guy's ordering us a bento box!"