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pup

[puhp] /pʌp/
noun
1.
a young dog; puppy.
2.
the young of certain other animals, as the rat or fur seal.
3.
a small plant developing as an offshoot from a mature plant.
verb (used without object), pupped, pupping.
4.
to give birth to pups.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; apocopated variant of puppy
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  • In short, pup pushed for representative and responsible government.
British Dictionary definitions for pup

pup

/pʌp/
noun
1.
  1. a young dog, esp when under one year of age; puppy
  2. the young of various other animals, such as the seal
2.
in pup, (of a bitch) pregnant
3.
(informal, mainly Brit, derogatory) a conceited young man (esp in the phrase young pup)
4.
sell someone a pup, to swindle someone by selling him something worthless
5.
(Austral, slang) the night's a pup, it's early yet
verb pups, pupping, pupped
6.
(of dogs, seals, etc) to give birth to (young)
Word Origin
C18: back formation from puppy
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Word Origin and History for pup
pup
1773, "a young dog," shortened form of puppy (q.v.). Used from 1589 for "conceited person." Applied to the young of the fur seal from 1815. Pup tent (also dog tent) is from 1863. Sopwith pup, popular name of the Sopwith Scout Tractor airplane, is from 1917.
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Slang definitions & phrases for pup

pup

noun
  1. A young, inexperienced person; kid, punk (1890+)
  2. hot dog (1940s+)
  3. A small four-wheeled truck trailer (1940s+ Truckers)
  4. (also puppy)A thing; baby, sucker: I guess we turn this pup around/ You can mail this puppy in or you can appear at the tribal court (1980s+)
Related Terms

guttersnipe, snuggle-pup

[ultimately fr French poupe´e, ''doll'']


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Related Abbreviations for pup

PUP

Puppis (constellation)
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