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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuhp-ing]
    • /ˈkʌp ɪŋ/
    • /ˈkʌpɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuhp-ing]
    • /ˈkʌp ɪŋ/

Definitions of cupping word

  • noun cupping the process of applying a cupping glass to the skin 3
  • noun cupping the application to the skin of glass cups from which the air has been exhausted, in order to draw the blood to the surface: used, esp. formerly, to treat a variety of illnesses 3
  • noun cupping a small, open container made of china, glass, metal, etc., usually having a handle and used chiefly as a receptable from which to drink tea, soup, etc. 1
  • noun cupping the bowllike part of a goblet or the like. 1
  • noun cupping a cup with its contents. 1
  • noun cupping the quantity contained in a cup. 1

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Origin of cupping

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400, cupping is from the Middle English word cuppinge. See cup, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Cupping


cupping popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cupping usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cupping

verb cupping

  • chance — If there is a chance of something happening, it is possible that it will happen.
  • portion — a part of any whole, either separated from or integrated with it: I read a portion of the manuscript.
  • doom — fate or destiny, especially adverse fate; unavoidable ill fortune: In exile and poverty, he met his doom.
  • lot — lot (def 14).
  • cup — A cup is a small round container that you drink from. Cups usually have handles and are made from china or plastic.

Antonyms for cupping

verb cupping

  • join — to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple.

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