Definition of teacup
: a small cup usually with a handle used with a saucer for hot beverages
Recent Examples of teacup from the Web
This latest storm in a teacup shows just how dangerous Donald Trump's utter disregard for the most basic norms of democracy (not to mention international diplomacy) is.
Anne’ in a way that’s been done, that’s very charming, teacups and doilies and ‘
At five, the girls arrived on the veranda, their bare feet going past his room and teacups rattling on saucers.
Pour flaming drink into teacups or glasses and cover with mug to extinguish flames.
A coffee table overflows with snacks, ashtrays and teacups.
IMHO, the fuss over the Opener malware is a storm in a teacup.
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First Known Use of teacup
TEACUP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of teacup for English Language Learners
: a small cup used for drinking tea
TEACUP Defined for Kids
Definition of teacup for Students
: a cup used with a saucer for hot drinks
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