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Definition of "teacupful" [tea•cup•ful]

  • The amount that a teacup can hold. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "teacupful" in a sentence
  • "He went into the kitchen and swallowed nearly a teacupful of Victory Gin."
  • "Winston poured out nearly a teacupful, nerved himself for a shock, and gulped it down like a dose of medicine."
  • "Boil a teacupful of tea in three pints of water for ten minutes with a heaped dessert-spoonful of soda."