Definition of paper cup in US English:

paper cup


  • A disposable cup made of thin cardboard.

    • ‘Her cappuccino long finished, she followed Cody out and tossed the paper cup in the trash, waving as she headed for her car.’
    • ‘I sat alone in the small, windowless room with a water cooler and a paper cup.’
    • ‘I looked over and noticed the coffee shop door opening and Mr. O'Connor walking out, a paper cup of coffee steaming in his hand.’
    • ‘What you are looking at is a machine that gives you coffee in a little paper cup.’
    • ‘Vivian forced down the last swallow of cafeteria coffee, tossed the paper cup into the trashcan, and then headed back to Jeremy's room.’


paper cup

/ˈpāpər kəp/