Meaning of fuddling cup

fud'dling cup"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an English earthenware drinking vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, having the form of a cluster of three or more cups communicating at their bottoms in such a way that the entire vessel can be drained from any of them.
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