loving cup



a large cup, as of silver, usually with two or more handles, given as a prize, award, token of esteem or affection, etc.
a wine cup, usually of large size with several handles, passed from one person to another, as at a farewell gathering.

Nearby words

  1. lovesome,
  2. lovestruck,
  3. lovey,
  4. lovey-dovey,
  5. loving,
  6. loving-kindness,
  7. lovingest,
  8. lovingly,
  9. low,
  10. low archipelago

Origin of loving cup

First recorded in 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for loving cup

loving cup


a large vessel, usually two-handled, out of which people drink in turn at a banquet
a similar cup awarded to the winner of a competition
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