grace cup EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a cup, as of wine, passed around at the end of the meal for the final health or toast. the drink passed.
Origin of grace cup First recorded in 1585–95 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for grace cup Historical Examples of grace cup
See, Doll’s trencher is empty, and the grace-cup is standing by your elbow unheeded.
The grace-cup was shortly after served round, and the guests marshalled to their sleeping apartment.
After which a grace-cup, and then all took their leave, Master Park being last to go as to come.
Emily Sarah Holt
In after times the last cup was called, after her, St. Margaret’s cup, or the grace-cup.
Charlotte Mary Yonge
When they had nearly finished, Gowrie returned to them in the hall, and sent round a grace-cup, in which all pledged the King.
British Dictionary definitions for grace cup grace cup noun a cup, as of wine, passed around at the end of the meal for the final toast Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012