Definition of tea lady in English:

tea lady


  • A woman employed to make and serve tea in a workplace.

    • ‘Clearly either nobody reads Xtra's news pages or their tea lady doesn't work weekends.’
    • ‘The film is a string of intertwining love stories, with Grant as Prime Minister at the centre, falling in love with his tea lady, played by Martine McCutcheon.’
    • ‘Everybody, from the tea lady to the chairman, felt increasingly pessimistic.’
    • ‘He reaches the counter and looks up at the tea lady with apprehension.’
    • ‘I couldn't help but remember the secretary and the tea lady.’
    • ‘The tea ladies said we've run out of sugar and I've forgotten where it's kept.’
    • ‘Mrs Tilling returned to work in the early 1970s, as a cleaner and then a tea lady at Ushers Brewery.’
    • ‘Any company that still employs a tea lady gets my vote of approval!’
    • ‘The question is whether the proverbial tea lady could do worse than the current incumbents, new boys perhaps excluded.’
    • ‘The Prime Minister has lost faith in him, the tea lady has lost faith in him, everyone has lost faith in him.’
    • ‘Here, he meets and is charmed by his chirpy tea lady Natalie (McCutcheon).’
    • ‘A number of stories also relate to newly elected British Prime Minister Hugh Grant and his powerful attraction to tea lady Natalie (Martine McCutcheon).’
    • ‘From Wallace as the owner down to Mary the tea lady, there was a lovely feeling about the club.’
    • ‘That Goddam reporter's maiden aunt's dyslexic care giver was the tea lady at the Trust twelve years ago.’
    • ‘The tea lady looked lovely, but she is hardly a role model for girls like my daughter, who is considering sports physio as a career.’
    • ‘Are we expected to go like America and put them in leg-irons and get the tea lady to drag them into the dock?’
    • ‘But you could see the panel wondering if she'd been the tea lady.’
    • ‘Kath Cassidy is 74 and has been a tea lady at Newcastle United since 1968.’
    • ‘I didn't even recognise one person there, except the tea lady, who used to run one of the Brownie packs in the days when I was young enough to go to Brownies.’
    • ‘The tea ladies serving up fruitcake and Earl Grey to passengers lounging in the waiting area are not as innocent as they seem.’