gob·​let ˈgä-blət How to pronounce goblet (audio)
archaic : a bowl-shaped drinking vessel without handles
: a drinking vessel (as of glass) with a foot and stem compare tumbler

Examples of goblet in a Sentence

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Word History


Middle English gobelet, from Anglo-French goblet

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of goblet was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Goblet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goblet. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


gob·​let ˈgäb-lət How to pronounce goblet (audio)
: a drinking glass with a foot and stem
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