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tittup

[tit-uh p] /ˈtɪt əp/
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
1695-1705; dial. tit a jerk, twitch (Middle English titte) + (gall)op
Related forms
tittuppy, adjective
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tittup

/ˈtɪtəp/
verb -tups, -tupping, -tupped (US) -tups, -tuping, -tuped
1.
(intransitive) to prance or frolic
noun
2.
a caper
3.
the sound made by high-heeled shoes
Word Origin
C18 (in the sense: a horse's gallop): probably imitative
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