cupbearer

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cup + bearer

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cupbearer (plural cupbearers)

  1. One whose profession in general, or role in a particular event, is to carry a cup.
    • Bible, Nehemiah 1:11
      For I was the king's cupbearer.
    • 1826, William Lambarde, A Perambulation of Kent
      [] while the King and Godwine sate at the table, accompanied with others of the nobilitie, it chanced the cupbearer (as he brought wine to the bourd) to slip with the one foote, and yet by good strength of his other leg, to recover himselfe without falling []

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