stirrup cup


noun

farewell drink, especially one offered to a rider already mounted for departure.
an ornamental cup or bowl for such a drink.

Nearby words

  1. stirrer,
  2. stirring,
  3. stirringly,
  4. stirrup,
  5. stirrup bone,
  6. stirrup jar,
  7. stirrup leather,
  8. stirrup pump,
  9. stishie,
  10. stishovite

Origin of stirrup cup

First recorded in 1675–85

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British Dictionary definitions for stirrup cup

stirrup cup

noun

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