Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The amount that a teacup can hold.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun As much as a tea-cup will hold; as a definite quantity, four fluidounces, or one gill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun As much as a teacup can hold; enough to fill a teacup.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A unit of measure, the capacity or volume of a teacup.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun as much as a teacup will hold

Etymologies

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teacup +‎ -ful

Examples

  • He went into the kitchen and swallowed nearly a teacupful of Victory Gin.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • He went into the kitchen and swallowed nearly a teacupful of Victory Gin.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Winston poured out nearly a teacupful, nerved himself for a shock, and gulped it down like a dose of medicine.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Winston poured out nearly a teacupful, nerved himself for a shock, and gulped it down like a dose of medicine.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Boil a teacupful of tea in three pints of water for ten minutes with a heaped dessert-spoonful of soda.

    Among the Tibetans

  • I suppose he must have used quite a teacupful of olive oil.

    The Art of Living in Australia

  • “We had literally only a teacupful of water each day to wash in,” Jean said, which was “quite a hardship when we were covered from head to foot in white dust by the end of the day.”

    Ancestral Passions

  • “We had literally only a teacupful of water each day to wash in,” Jean said, which was “quite a hardship when we were covered from head to foot in white dust by the end of the day.”

    Ancestral Passions

  • Winston poured out nearly a teacupful, nerved himself for a shock, and gulped it down like a dose of medicine.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • He went into the kitchen and swallowed nearly a teacupful of Victory Gin.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

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