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  1. a drinking glass with a foot and stem.
  2. Archaic. a bowl-shaped drinking vessel with no handles.
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Origin of goblet

1300–50; Middle English gobelet < Old French, diminutive of gobel cup ≪ Celtic
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Related Words

chalice, mug, drink, bowl, beaker, jug, vial, urn, decanter, canteen, carafe, jar, bottle, cup, glass, goblet, stein, vessel, potion, grail

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Historical Examples

  • Isaac dropped the goblet he was about to drain, and fell upon his knees.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • He paused no more until the goblet was drained to the last drop.

  • He raised his goblet and drank to the health of his guest, and all sorrow departed from them.

  • But the other only talked and touched neither the goblet nor the chop-sticks.

  • And the scholar sat over his goblet and was grateful for the gift of life.

British Dictionary definitions for goblet


  1. a vessel for drinking, usually of glass or metal, with a base and stem but without handles
  2. archaic a large drinking cup shaped like a bowl
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French gobelet a little cup, from gobel ultimately of Celtic origin
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Word Origin and History for goblet


late 14c., from Old French gobelet "goblet, cup," diminutive of gobel "cup," probably related to gobe "gulp down" (see gob).

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