sippy cup

sip·​py cup | \ˈsi-pē- \

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

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Grab a drink from the bar at the base—served in plastic sippy cups for safety—then prepare for a dizzying experience aboard this sky-skimming Ferris wheel. Jessica Voelker, Condé Nast Traveler, "Seattle’s Space Needle Unveils Its $100M Renovation," 2 Aug. 2018 Within a year and and a half, the company said, its plastic straws would be replaced with sippy cup-like lids—which, yes, will also be made of plastic. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Why Starbucks’ Straw Ban Is an Environmental Milestone," 10 July 2018 Late night, guests were transported from the mill to the couple’s villa at the Andaz with sippy cups filled with lilikoi vodkas. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Inside a Greenery-Filled Hawaiian Wedding—Where the Bridesmaids Wore Power Suits," 13 July 2018 The last straw: Get ready for the Starbucks sippy cup. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: The EPA won't change policy after Pruitt. But it might be more transparent about it.," 10 July 2018 Underneath the cart were unopened, take-and-toss sippy cups. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "'We give the utmost care': Melania Trump meets Tucson border officials, tours facility," 28 June 2018 There were unopened sippy cups, waiting for owners. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "First lady offers a glimpse of herself as she gets firsthand look at migrant children," 28 June 2018 The takeaway: Bath toys and sippy cups need to be replaced after awhile. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "Most Sippy Cups and Kids' Bath Toys are Covered in Bacteria, Mold, and Fecal Matter," 14 June 2016 Each of Sophie’s guests were able to take a bit of the circus home via gift bags stuffed with PawdPet mobile-device holders, Munchkin snack holders and sippy cups — all customized with Mabel’s Labels. Jen Juneau,, "The Greatest Bash on Earth! Jessica Hall Throws a Circus-Themed Birthday Party for Her Daughter," 13 June 2018

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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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