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  1. a competitor who has won or successfully defended a specific cup, trophy, championship, etc.; champion.
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Origin of cupholder

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Examples from the Web for cup-holder

Historical Examples of cup-holder

  • A servant enters with a steamy cup of coffee, seated in a silver zerf, or cup-holder.

    The Lands of the Saracen

    Bayard Taylor

British Dictionary definitions for cup-holder


  1. a device for holding a cup upright, esp in a motor vehicle
  2. the reigning champion or champions in a cup competition
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