cupboard

[ kuhb-erd ]
/ ˈkʌb ərd /

noun

a closet with shelves for dishes, cups, etc.
Chiefly British. any small closet or cabinet, as for clothes, food, or the like.

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Origin of cupboard

First recorded in 1275–1325, cupboard is from the Middle English word cuppebord.See cup, board
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British Dictionary definitions for cupboard

cupboard
/ (ˈkʌbəd) /

noun

a piece of furniture or a recessed area of a room, with a door concealing storage space
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