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Topic: FURNITURE

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: cupboard 'shelf or table for cups' (14-18 centuries)

cupboard

noun
     
cup‧board S2 [countable]
DHF a piece of furniture with doors, and sometimes shelves, used for storing clothes, plates, food etc [↪ closet, wardrobe]:
It's in the kitchen cupboard.
The cupboard doors were open.
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