Definition of “cup holder” - English Dictionary

“cup holder” in British English

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cup holdernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌp ˌhəʊl.dər/ us /ˈkʌp ˌhoʊl.dɚ/

In team sports, the cup holders are the team that won the cup (= prize) for the competition held during the previous year or season:

a place in a car that is made to hold a drinking cup

(Definition of “cup holder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)