a cup in which tea is served, usually of small or moderate size.
tempest in a teacup/teapot, a disturbance or uproar about little or nothing: The fight over who should become the next assistant treasurer of the organization is just a tempest in a teacup. Also, storm in a teacup.

1690–1700; tea + cup

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teacup (ˈtiːˌkʌp)
1.  a cup out of which tea may be drunk, larger than a coffee cup
2.  Also called: teacupful the amount a teacup will hold, about four fluid ounces

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Example sentences
If the instructions on a bag of rice say a cup of rice to two cups of water, it can be a teacup of rice to two teacups of water.
The next minute the camera is staring down into the contents of a teacup, seen in close-up.
Break the egg or eggs into a teacup, and carefully tip into the tomato sauce.
The latter exemplified a total barrier oxidation ditch, fine bubble diffusers teacup grit separators.
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