eggcup

noun
egg·​cup | \ ˈeg-ˌkəp How to pronounce eggcup (audio) , ˈāg- \

Definition of eggcup

: a cup for holding an egg that is to be eaten from the shell

Examples of eggcup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miss Manners lives in dread of the time when there may be no such artifacts and she will be left staring at her eggcup and perhaps at people who are staring at their devices. Judith Martin, Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2019 Miss Manners lives in dread of the time when there may be no such artifacts and she will be left staring at her eggcup, and perhaps at people who are staring at their devices. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, 20 Aug. 2019 For a breakfast or lunch table, fill eggcups with daisies, and place one cup at each setting. 2. Maggie O'neill, Good Housekeeping, 7 May 2015 For a breakfast or lunch table, fill eggcups with daisies, and place one cup at each setting. 2. Maggie O'neill, Good Housekeeping, 7 May 2015

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First Known Use of eggcup

1773, in the meaning defined above

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“Eggcup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eggcup. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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