- an annual international lawn tennis championship for men's teams
- the trophy awarded for this
C20: after Dwight F. Davis (1879–1945), American civic leader who donated the cup
Word Origin and History for davis cup
donated 1900 as a national tennis championship trophy by U.S. statesman Dwight Filley Davis (1879-1945) while still an undergraduate at Harvard.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper