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cup

[ kuhp ]
/ kʌp /
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Definition of cup

noun
verb (used with object), cupped, cup·ping.
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Idioms about cup

    in one's cups, intoxicated; drunk.

Origin of cup

First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English cuppe, from Latin cuppa, variant of cūpa “tub, cask”

OTHER WORDS FROM cup

cuplike, adjectiveun·der·cup, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cup

cup
/ (kʌp) /

noun
verb cups, cupping or cupped (tr)

Derived forms of cup

cuplike, adjective

Word Origin for cup

Old English cuppe, from Late Latin cuppa cup, alteration of Latin cūpa cask
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