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Tupperware

noun compounding
A category of sealable plastic containers that consist of both a tray-shaped receptacle and the form-fitted lid that closes over it. Tupperware can be all-purpose but is most commonly used to seal and store food.
 
"We commend Housing and Dining on its efforts to adapt to students’ mealtime habits using a sustainable takeout container system (see story, p. 1). While Rice students love their paper plates, the addition of tupperware could help reduce the amount and cost of paper products used over the year."
Etymology : Compounding of "Tupper," adapted from the name of Tupperware inventor Earl Tupper, and "ware," referring to "an item" or "a good."
Source : Rice Editorial Staff, "Tupperware a Good Idea But Not a Replacement for Paper." The Rice Thresher. 19 November 2013. Accessed 24 November 2013.
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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