cupbearer cupbearer

Definition(s):

  • (n) the attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine

Usage(s):

  1. One of his forbears was cupbearer to Louis XIV; an other lost his head in the French Revolution.
  2. The head groom, the head cupbearer, the head cook and at least one wife were killed when he died.
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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /