sippy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sip +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sippy (plural sippies)

  1. A little sip; less than a cup of some particular drink
    • 1999, Elaine May & Alan Arkin, Power Plays: Three One-Act Plays[1], ISBN 0573626987, page 70:
      Would you like a little water, Sue? SUE. Well, perhaps a sippy. (SUE squirts some water into a paper cup.)
    • 2002, David McKnight, From Hunting to Drinking, ISBN 0415271517, page 108:
      By going to the canteen as soon as it opened some people hoped to cadge money, or one or more cans, or at least a 'sippy'.

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