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coffee cup

noun
  1. a cup from which coffee may be drunk, usually smaller than a teacup
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Historical Examples

  • She rose as she spoke, to set down her coffee-cup on the table.

    Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)

    Maria Edgeworth

  • He rose immediately, and soon came back with his plate and coffee-cup.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • "I don't like it," said Sawley, watching me over the margin of his coffee-cup.

  • "It is—" he paused, his face suddenly red as he looked hard into his coffee-cup.

    Dross

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • As he mused, the chalk slipped from his fingers, and fell on the coffee-cup, which broke.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster