cupbearer

[ kuhp-bair-er ]
/ ˈkʌpˌbɛər ər /

noun

a servant who fills and serves wine cups, as in a royal palace or at an elaborate banquet.

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Origin of cupbearer

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

cupbearer
/ (ˈkʌpˌbɛərə) /

noun

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