teacup

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See also: tea-cup and tea cup

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tea +‎ cup.

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teacup (plural teacups)

  1. A small cup, usually with a handle, commonly used for drinking tea; normally sits in a saucer as part of a tea set.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 182:
      "There isn't wind enough to capsize a tea-cup in a gutter," said Rasmus, and shifted his chew of tobacco with a little black chalk pipe, while he looked around him on all sides.
  2. A unit of measure; a teacupful.

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teacup (not comparable)

  1. Of an animal, smaller than average.

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