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

Examples of sippy cup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rome could be seen drinking from a blue sippy cup, snuggled in between his parents. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 3 May 2024 After all, Jay-Z pointed out his daughter, Blue Ivy, has used one as a sippy cup. Stephanie McNeal, Glamour, 6 Feb. 2024 Ask yourself if this story would have made news if the child was sipping from a water bottle, baby bottle, or sippy cup. Beth Ann Mayer, Parents, 22 Nov. 2023 What to look for when shopping for the best sippy cup The amount of options on the wall of sippy cups at your local mass-market store or even the one at the supermarket can be overwhelming. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 1 Aug. 2023 Advertisement - Continue Reading Below How to clean a sippy cup Just like adult tumblers and travel mugs, sippy cup lids and crevices can begin to harbor mold if they are not carefully cleaned and thoroughly dried. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 1 Aug. 2023 The fewer the pieces, the easier a sippy cup may be to scrub. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 1 Aug. 2023 Now, Blue was able to get a sippy cup for herself. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Mar. 2021 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

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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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“Sippy cup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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