cup·​py ˈkə-pē How to pronounce cuppy (audio)
cuppier; cuppiest
: resembling a cup
: full of small depressions
a cuppy racetrack

Examples of cuppy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shrub roses ‘Cosmic Clouds,’ hybridized by Christian Bédard and introduced by Weeks Roses, has open to full, cuppy, medium-size blooms. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2023 Its 60 to 75 petals are arranged in a quartered style, making the blooms look old-fashioned and cuppy. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2023 Shrub and climbing shrub roses ‘Sultry Night,’ hybridized by Tom Carruth and introduced by Weeks Roses, has old-fashioned, cuppy and very double magenta blooms that flower in clusters. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Dec. 2022 But Gallahadion, who had been second to Bimelech a week earlier in Churchill Downs’ Derby Trial, excelled over a cuppy track, getting a rail-skimming ride from jockey Carroll Bierman to beat Bimelech by 1 ½ lengths in the Derby. Gabe Hauari, The Courier-Journal, 4 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuppy was in 1882

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“Cuppy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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