Definitions

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  • noun One who ceremonially fills and hands the cups in which a drink is served.

Etymologies

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cup + bear + -er

Examples

  • The Old Testament tells the story of the prophet Nehemiah who served as a cup-bearer to the king of Persia.

    Rediscovering Values

  • The Old Testament tells the story of the prophet Nehemiah who served as a cup-bearer to the king of Persia.

    Rediscovering Values

  • The Old Testament tells the story of the prophet Nehemiah who served as a cup-bearer to the king of Persia.

    Rediscovering Values

  • The Old Testament tells the story of the prophet Nehemiah who served as a cup-bearer to the king of Persia.

    Rediscovering Values

  • Cold drinks were served to her by a cup-bearer named Liarus, and a chanteuse named Quintia serenaded her, accompanied in a duet perhaps by a male singer named Tertius.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • The Old Testament tells the story of the prophet Nehemiah who served as a cup-bearer to the king of Persia.

    Rediscovering Values

  • Stranger, take the skin thyself and be my cup-bearer.

    The Cyclops

  • Stranger, take the skin thyself and be my cup-bearer.

    The Cyclops

  • Trübner, 1883. 53 i.e. the Sáki, cup-boy or cup-bearer.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • At this time a young lady who was sitting by Cecilia, called to a servant who was passing, for a glass of lemonade: Cecilia desired he would bring her one also; but Delvile, not sorry to break off the discourse, said he would himself be her cup-bearer, and for that purpose went away.

    Cecilia

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