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[gob-lit] /ˈgɒb lɪt/
a drinking glass with a foot and stem.
Archaic. a bowl-shaped drinking vessel with no handles.
Origin of goblet
1300-50; Middle English gobelet < Old French, diminutive of gobel cup ≪ Celtic Unabridged
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  • “Give it for half a drachma a goblet, and we will taste it,” said one of the merchants.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • Then he handed the goblet to Telemachos, and he did likewise.

  • Whereupon he forgot the breakfast and all around him, and stood gazing at the goblet, lost in thought.

    Debit and Credit Gustav Freytag
  • A second goblet and you would be so hungry you could eat stones.

  • He raised his goblet and drank to the health of his guest, and all sorrow departed from them.

  • It was full of treasure, and in its folds was a goblet of gold.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • There is blood upon this settle, there is blood upon this table, there is blood upon this goblet.

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer
  • We will send her the goblet of gold, and it shall be called the Albemarle Cup.'

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • The goblet struck him full on the nose, by which it was shivered to pieces, and his nose and face sadly cut.

  • Yvon contented himself with raising his goblet to a level with his eyes.

British Dictionary definitions for goblet


a vessel for drinking, usually of glass or metal, with a base and stem but without handles
(archaic) a large drinking cup shaped like a bowl
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gobelet a little cup, from gobel ultimately of Celtic origin
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Word Origin and History for goblet

late 14c., from Old French gobelet "goblet, cup," diminutive of gobel "cup," probably related to gobe "gulp down" (see gob).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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