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nounMalaysian English, Singapore English
Sweet tea with milk, prepared by pouring the liquid back and forth repeatedly between two containers so as to produce a thick foam on top; a drink of this.
1970s; earliest use found in New Nation (Singapore). From Malay teh tarek from teh + tarek to pull, to draw out.
teh tarik/teɪ ˈtarɪk/
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