Definition of cupboard in English:


Line breaks: cup|board
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌbəd


  • A recess or piece of furniture with a door and usually shelves, used for storage: a broom cupboard
    More example sentences
    • There is a large walk-in airing cupboard and a family bathroom on this floor.
    • There is also a large built-in storage cupboard in the landing.
    • A utility room off the kitchen includes a fitted broom cupboard, floor units and stainless steel sink.


late Middle English (denoting a table or sideboard on which cups, plates, etc. were displayed): from cup + board.

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