tumbler

[ tuhm-bler ]
/ ˈtʌm blər /

noun

Origin of tumbler

1300–50; Middle English: acrobat; see tumble, -er1. Compare Low German tümeler drinking-cup, kind of pigeon
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tumbler

/ (ˈtʌmblə) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for tumbler

tumbler


n.

mid-14c., "acrobat," agent noun from tumble (v.). A fem. form was tumbester (late 14c.). Meaning "drinking glass" is recorded from 1660s, originally a glass with a rounded or pointed bottom which would cause it to "tumble," and thus it could not be set down until it was empty.

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