Meaning of “saucer” in the English Dictionary

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"saucer" in British English

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saucernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɔː.sər/ us /ˈsɑː.sɚ/

B1 a small, curved plate that you put a cup on:

a cup and saucer
She gave the cat a saucer of milk (= a small amount of milk on a saucer).

More examples

  • This saucer is a bit chipped.
  • I spilled some tea into my saucer.
  • I could hear the cups and saucers rattling.
  • She served the tea in cups with saucers.
  • Do you have a saucer or a small plate I could use?

(Definition of “saucer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"saucer" in American English

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saucernoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɔ·sər/

a small plate that goes under a cup:

a cup and saucer

(Definition of “saucer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)