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[tee-kuhp-foo l] /ˈti kʌpˌfʊl/
noun, plural teacupfuls.
as much as a teacup will hold, equal to 4 fluid ounces (113 grams).
Origin of teacupful
First recorded in 1695-1705; teacup + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To four pounds of fruit add half a teacupful of water; boil until soft and add four pounds of sugar and boil until clear.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
  • It requires a whole gallon of milk to make one teacupful of butter.

    Health Lessons Alvin Davison
  • Spanish onion peeled and sliced, 1/2 teacupful tomatoes, 1/2 oz.

  • One teacupful of ammonia to a wash will keep the table-linen white.

  • Put one teacupful of this yeast, when risen, to two quarts of flour.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • Then put with this two eggs, whipped very light and a teacupful of cream or milk, salting to taste.

  • To get these organs to work, the best thing is to drink half a teacupful of hot water every ten minutes for two hours at a time.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • Then scrub them in cold soapsuds, having half a teacupful of ox-gall to a bucket of water.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher
  • There should be about a teacupful and a half of liquid left when the beans are perfectly tender and boiled in pieces.

    Science in the Kitchen. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
  • A teacupful of common salt or sea salt should be used to each two gallons of water.

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