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tea-water, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Calque formed on Afrikaans teewater tea, transferred sens of Dutch theewater water for tea.
obs.
An infusion of tea.
Note:
Also found (but only rarely) in obsolete Scottish English and British English dialectal usage.
1827 T. Philipps Scenes & Occurrences 19The waggons had all outspanned; the boors were quietly taking their favourite beverage, tea-water as they call it, and their Hottentots were sitting round the fire.
1937 [see brandewyn sense 1].
An infusion of tea.

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