stirrup cup


: a small serving of drink (as wine) taken by a rider about to depart
also : the vessel in which it is served
: a farewell cup

Word History

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stirrup cup was in 1681

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“Stirrup cup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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