sippy cup

sip·​py cup | \ ˈsi-pē- How to pronounce sippy cup (audio) \

Definition of sippy cup

: a cup that has a detachable lid with a projecting hole designed to help a young child sip liquid from the cup without spilling it

Examples of sippy cup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wine in a sippy cup is simply not an option for many parents with a history of substance abuse. Jessica Grose, New York Times, "Mother’s Little Helper Is Back, and Daddy’s Partaking Too," 3 Oct. 2020 And right behind me was my daughter’s sippy cup, and the chef was like, ‘That’s perfect! Karen Chernick,, "One-on-one chef video lessons replace foodie tours to Israel," 4 Aug. 2020 In addition to the San Francisco Zoo’s offerings, the California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium and numerous others offer Pinot Grigio and pale ale right alongside juice boxes and sippy cups of milk. Beth Spotswood,, "Cocktails at the zoo a trend in parenting?," 22 Jan. 2020 OXO Tot Transitions Straw Cup Parents are always on the lookout for a sippy cup that is made of safe materials for their kids, but will also survive multiple drops on the group. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The 100 most popular things everyone bought this year," 27 Dec. 2019 But serious cocktails are sharing the place with sippy cups, grilled octopus with chicken tenders. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Falls Church is lining up for Thompson Italian. You should, too.," 25 Sep. 2019 Plenty of what appeared to be date-nighters and at least one young diner drinking from a sippy cup. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "A decade in, Trummer’s ditches fancy for casual in Clifton," 22 Nov. 2019 Lest you be overwhelmed by the cuteness, there's a heartbreaking side to that discovery: Bronze and Iron Age parents buried their dead infants with their clay sippy cups. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ancient sippy cup may hold clues about agriculture’s spread in Europe," 2 Oct. 2019 With little doubt about who the ancient sippy cups belonged to, the vessels are direct evidence of how Iron Age infants were fed—and a strong hint about what all those other little spouted vessels in the archaeological record were for. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Ancient sippy cup may hold clues about agriculture’s spread in Europe," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sippy cup

1986, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sippy cup

sip + -y entry 4

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The first known use of sippy cup was in 1986

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Last Updated

7 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Sippy cup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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