- a cup in which tea is served, usually of small or moderate size.
- a teacupful.
- tempest in a teacup/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.
- a cup out of which tea may be drunk, larger than a coffee cup
- Also called: teacupful the amount a teacup will hold, about four fluid ounces