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Davis Cup

/ˈdeɪvɪs/
noun
1.
an annual international lawn tennis championship for men's teams
2.
the trophy awarded for this
Word Origin
C20: after Dwight F. Davis (1879–1945), American civic leader who donated the cup
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Davis Cup

donated 1900 as a national tennis championship trophy by U.S. statesman Dwight Filley Davis (1879-1945) while still an undergraduate at Harvard.

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