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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: tumble;
Sense: 1-2
Origin: because it was originally made with a round or pointed bottom

tumbler

noun
     
tumbler
Related topics: Performing, Utensils
tum‧bler [countable]
1DFU a glass with a flat bottom and no handle
2 also tumblerful British English the amount of liquid that this type of glass can contain
3 old-fashionedAP someone who performs special movements such as doing somersaults (=a jump in which you turn over completely in the air) [= acrobat]

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