variants or less commonly go cup
plural go-cups also go cups
: a plastic or paper cup used especially for taking a beverage off the premises of a bar, restaurant, etc.
It was full of noise and talk and men and women in uniform. They had go-cups of coffee, they were making notes, they were reading bulletins, they were getting ready to head out.Lee Child
especially : such a cup used (as in New Orleans) for carrying an alcoholic beverage
Nagin joked about seeing some librarians with go-cups in the French quarter … James Varney
Another night spot is Bourbon Street. Visit on a weekday when it's calmer, or brave it on Friday night when it's in full-on party mode, filled with revellers touting "go cups"—plastic containers which allow drinks purchased in bars to be consumed on the street. Tamara Hinson

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of go-cup was in 1973

Dictionary Entries Near go-cup

Cite this Entry

“Go-cup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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