tit-tupping

tittup

[tit-uhp] Chiefly British.
noun
1.
an exaggerated prancing, bouncing movement or manner of moving.
verb (used without object), tittuped, tittuping or (especially British) tittupped, tittupping.
2.
to move, especially to walk, in an exaggerated prancing or bouncing way, as a spirited horse.

Origin:
1695–1705; dial. tit a jerk, twitch (Middle English titte) + (gall)op

tittuppy, adjective
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tittup (ˈtɪtəp)
 
vb , (US) -tups, -tupping, -tupped, -tups, -tuping, -tuped
1.  (intr) to prance or frolic
 
n
2.  a caper
3.  the sound made by high-heeled shoes
 
[C18 (in the sense: a horse's gallop): probably imitative]

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