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Tupperware

/ˈtʌpəweə/
noun
1.
trademark a range of plastic containers used for storing food
Word Origin
C20: Tupper, US manufacturing company + ware1
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Contemporary definitions for tupperware
noun

a trademarked type of plastic tight-sealing food container

Usage Note

proprietary cooking

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Tupperware

n.

1956, trademark (reg. U.S.), from Earl S. Tupper, president of Tupper Corp., + ware. Patent claims use from 1950.

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