tea·​cup | \ ˈtē-ˌkəp How to pronounce teacup (audio) \

Definition of teacup

: a small cup usually with a handle used with a saucer for hot beverages

Other Words from teacup

teacupful \ ˈtē-​ˌkəp-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce teacup (audio) \ noun

Examples of teacup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tour four homes decorated for the holidays, then head to the VFW Post 3873 and enjoy tea with homemade cookies and receive a commemorative teacup and saucer. Annie Alleman, chicagotribune.com, 15 Nov. 2021 There was also a vintage market, and a teacup auction. Melanie Savage, courant.com, 8 Nov. 2021 Soon afterward, Oppenheim purchased a teacup, saucer and spoon and wrapped them in the fur of a Chinese gazelle. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Oct. 2021 There’s cottage pie baked in an oversized teacup, dense with peas, potatoes, ground meat and gravy. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 23 Sep. 2021 The latest regulatory news punishing Chinese game shares looks like a bit of a tempest in a teacup. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2021 There will also be a silent teacup auction, with books and other items as prizes, with proceeds going to the children’s department at the Manchester Public Library. Steve Smith, courant.com, 1 Sep. 2021 Raffle prizes, teacup raffle and course contests add to the day. courant.com, 4 Aug. 2021 In contrast, a teacup set stamped with Lady Gaga’s lipstick kiss sold for over $75,000 at a charity auction in 2012. Richard Ma, Forbes, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of teacup

1700, in the meaning defined above

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“Teacup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teacup. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teacup

: a small cup used for drinking tea


tea·​cup | \ ˈtē-ˌkəp How to pronounce teacup (audio) \

Kids Definition of teacup

: a cup used with a saucer for hot drinks

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