sippy cup


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That favorite storybook or sippy cup takes some of the edge off of being thousands of miles from friends and family. Jocelyn Newman, Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2023 Susannah unscrewed the lid of a doll’s pink plastic sippy cup and held the cup out to Mr. Rosen. Erika Check Hayden Brittainy Newman, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2022 The sippy cup recall involves 6 and 8 ounce Green Sprouts Stainless Steel cups and bottles with tracking numbers29218V06985, 35719V06985, and 33020V06985, which can be found on the bottom of the base. Amy Joyce, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2022 At Jayden’s funeral, Je’Shawn, who turned 4 that same week, looked inside the casket, touched his little brother’s face and asked his mother to fill Jayden’s sippy cup. Brett Murphy, ProPublica, 20 Nov. 2022 Easily switch your baby to a sippy cup with Nuk’s smart features, including a soft spout that’s gentle on gums, a vent to reduce the swallowing of air and removable handles that are comfortable for little hands to grip. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 16 Sep. 2022 Bears player Patrick Scales and mascot Staley were the team’s ambassadors, bringing goodie bags filled with a Teddy Bear, bibs, rattles and a sippy cup all bearing the Bears logo. Kimberly Fornek, Chicago Tribune, 13 Sep. 2022 The post shows a picture of a young girl in blue footie pajamas, drinking from a red sippy cup. Molly Stellino, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2022 My cooler was stuffed with bubbly waters and beers to share—and a sippy cup for my kid. Outside Online, 9 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History


sip + -y entry 4

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sippy cup was in 1986

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Cite this Entry

“Sippy cup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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