Pronunciation: (tē'kup"), [key]
1. a cup in which tea is served, usually of small or moderate size.
2. a teacupful.
3. tempest in a teacup or teapot, a disturbance or uproar about little or nothing: The fight over who should become the next assistant treasurer of the organization is just a tempest in a teacup. Also,storm in a teacup.
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