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stirrup cup

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noun
  1. farewell drink, especially one offered to a rider already mounted for departure.
  2. an ornamental cup or bowl for such a drink.
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Origin of stirrup cup

First recorded in 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for stirrup cup

Historical Examples

  • Before the city a pavilion had been erected in which I drank the stirrup-cup.

    The Chinese Fairy Book

    Various

  • And now for the doch-aiv-dhurrss—the stirrup-cup, Mrs. Doolan: that's the darlin'.

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

  • Stop, stop, Mr Sanderson, you be off without your stirrup-cup!

  • You must take a stirrup-cup, though; it will do the hearts of the poor ladies good.

    Hurricane Hurry

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Then a stirrup-cup went round, but no flute, no guitar, was heard.


British Dictionary definitions for stirrup cup

stirrup cup

noun
  1. a cup containing an alcoholic drink offered to a horseman ready to ride away
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