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when one tells an especially juicy bit of gossip
"Girl, did you know Renee is having ANOTHER baby? And the babby daddy is the same guy who she found out has been cheating on her!"

"OMG, spill the tea on that drama!!!!"
by Jana617 May 12, 2008
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To share gossip. A term started within the gay community of San Antonio, Texas and spread originally throughout the South Central region of the United States. Now used throughout the gay communities in United States and possibly other countries. It comes from the idea of having old Southern tea parties in the South to gossip behind people's back.
R: "Okay girls, it is time to spill the tea."

C: "What tea do you have?"

R: "A certain ex boyfriend of the grand Queen now says he is straight"
by Beava Diva April 09, 2012
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"T" has also always stood for the word "Truth" in drag culture. So to spill the tea or T . . . is to tell the truth about something juicy. This was popularized by the drag queen Lady Chablis in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, who also considered herself transgendered.
Lady Chablis: "The fact that I'm a beautiful woman is clear . . . but the fact that I have a penis, well, that's my T, that's my Truth."

To Spill the Tea or T is to tell the truth about something juicy or scandalous.
by Lavish Squalor December 24, 2016
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This is when you spill some serious gossip about something serious or petty, you decide.
Spill the tea you hoe
by liamwxston October 16, 2018
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Gossiping, usually in school or online.
Person 1: Did you hear? James Charles is dating!
Person 2: No way! Spill the tea sis!
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A term started in San Antonio, Texas in the very early 1990's in the Urban Gay community. To spill the tea is to gossip. The term comes from the custom in the South of women who gather in the afternoon to drink tea and gossip.
1st person: Okay girls it is time to spill the tea.

2nd person: I have tea on Mike. He left the club last night because his ex showed up with a much younger guy.
by Pristine Christine May 01, 2012
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