[wahyn-glas, -glahs]
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Origin of wineglass

First recorded in 1700–10; wine + glass Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for wineglass

pony, tumbler, wineglass

Examples from the Web for wineglass

Historical Examples of wineglass

  • She stood upon the threshold and drank from the wineglass which he had filled.

    The Avenger

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • Then he raised his wineglass to his lips; and set it down again untouched.

    The Patrician

    John Galsworthy

  • He spoke in a reserved manner, his fingers playing with the stem of his wineglass.

    The Devil's Paw

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • I handed him a wineglass of brandy, and screened him from the burning sun.

  • She took the wineglass, and passed him, going into the sitting-room.

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy

British Dictionary definitions for wineglass


  1. a glass drinking vessel, typically having a small bowl on a stem, with a flared foot
  2. Also called: wineglassful the amount that such a glass will hold
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