Definition of cupbearer
: one who has the duty of filling and handing around the cups in which wine is served
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Joffrey empties his goblet of wine over Tyrion’s head in response, and orders Tyrion to serve as his cupbearer, throwing his cup and demanding that Tyrion kneel.
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