[ saw-ser ]
/ ˈsɔ sər /


a small, round, shallow dish to hold a cup.
something resembling a saucer, as in shape.

Origin of saucer

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English word from Old French word saussier.See sauce, -er2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for saucer

/ (ˈsɔːsə) /


a small round dish on which a cup is set
any similar dish

Derived forms of saucer

saucerful, nounsaucerless, adjective

Word Origin for saucer

C14: from Old French saussier container for sauce
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