cupbearer

[kuhp-bair-er]

Origin of cupbearer

First recorded in 1375–1425, cupbearer is from the Middle English word cuppe-berer. See cup, bearer
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cupbearer

noun
  1. an attendant who fills and serves wine cups, as in a royal household
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