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cupboard (n.)

late 14c., "a board or table to place cups and like objects," from cup (n.) + board (n.1). As a type of open or closed cabinet for food, etc., from early 16c.

updated on June 06, 2018

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Definitions of cupboard from WordNet

cupboard (n.)
a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space;
Synonyms: closet
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