noun Date: 1700 a small cup usually with a handle used with a saucer for hot beverages • teacupful noun

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  • Teacup — Tea cup , n. A small cup from which to drink tea. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teacup — ► NOUN ▪ a cup from which tea is drunk …   English terms dictionary

  • teacup — [tē′kup΄] n. 1. a cup for drinking tea, etc. 2. TEACUPFUL …   English World dictionary

  • teacup — n. A college student with a fragile, easily shattered psyche. Also: teacup kid. Example Citations: Toughen up, teacup. No matter how brilliant you think you (and your argument) may be, the day will come when you will be told in no uncertain terms …   New words

  • teacup — /tee kup /, n. 1. a cup in which tea is served, usually of small or moderate size. 2. a teacupful. 3. tempest in a teacup or teapot, a disturbance or uproar about little or nothing: The fight over who should become the next assistant treasurer of …   Universalium

  • teacup — [[t]ti͟ːkʌp[/t]] teacups also tea cup 1) N COUNT A teacup is a cup that you use for drinking tea. 2) PHRASE: PHR after v, v link PHR If you describe a situation as a storm in a teacup, you think that a lot of fuss is being made about something… …   English dictionary

  • Teacup — A teacup is a small cup with a handle, generally a small one that may be grasped with the thumb and one or two fingers. It is typically made of porcelain ( china ). It is usually part of a set, composed of a cup and a matching saucer. These in… …   Wikipedia

  • teacup — UK [ˈtiːˌkʌp] / US [ˈtɪˌkʌp] noun [countable] Word forms teacup : singular teacup plural teacups a cup for drinking tea • See: storm I …   English dictionary

  • teacup — tea|cup [ˈti:kʌp] n a cup that you serve tea in →storm in a teacup at ↑storm1 (5) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • teacup — noun (C) a cup that you serve tea in see also: storm in a teacup storm 1 (4) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • teacup — /ˈtikʌp/ (say teekup) noun 1. a cup designed for the drinking of tea, usually standing on a saucer and often part of a set of such cups and saucers, and tea things. 2. a teacupful. –phrase 3. a storm in a teacup, a great deal of fuss arising out… …   Australian English dictionary

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