Adjective "teacup" definition and examples

(Teacup may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈtiːkʌp/

Definitions and examples

noun

A cup from which tea is drunk.
  1. 'The earliest EIC printed catalogue, from 1704, shows chocolate cups and teacups, both with saucers.'
  2. 'As of this date, the Jarandiol say they still involve a lot of styling tips and garden parties where they all paint their own teacups and pass them around as gifts.'
  3. 'He took a drink from his teacup, and placed the cup down on the saucer very seriously.'
  4. 'Have ready 3 clean inverted small tumblers with smooth, round bottoms; custard cups; or a teacup with a very small handle.'
  5. 'Faye had asked, finishing her tea and delicately placing the teacup on the small coffee table.'
  6. 'It meant participation in an expanding repertoire of domestic rituals made possible by creamware teacups and saucers, decanters, wine glasses, pickle plates, and forks of all sorts.'
  7. 'He sat at a miniature classically-styled table, drinking cream from a teacup.'
  8. 'The first time he did this he filled the cup half full, as is usually done with handle-less Japanese teacups (so that the cup won't be too hot to hold).'
  9. 'Back at the Hub, the Thursday night rehearsal breaks for coffee and everyone swarms towards the teacups neatly stacked at the back of the hall amid the dripping brollies and discarded coats.'
  10. 'Transaction value was sufficient in a world of mass consumers buying toasters and teacups, but in our new world of complex individuals, relationship value is the key to long-term growth.'

More definitions

1. a cup in which tea is served, usually of small or moderate size.

2. a teacupful. Idioms

3. tempest in a teacup / teapot, a disturbance or uproar about little or nothing: The fight over who should become the next assistant treasurer of the organization is just a tempest in a teacup. Also, storm in a teacup.

More examples(as adjective)

"members can be teacup."

"directors can be teacup."

"analysts can be teacup."