Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday October 8, 2013
1. an exaggerated prancing, bouncing movement or manner of moving.
1. to move, especially to walk, in an exaggerated prancing or bouncing way, as a spirited horse.
Now and again three donkeys would start, urged from behind, and slowly tittup their burdens along the pond's margin.
-- John Galsworthy, The White Monkey, 1924
She heard him tittup down the stairs, grope for his shoes in the dark, and creep from the house.
-- Daphne du Maurier, Mary Anne, 1954
Tittup came to English in the 1600s from the imitative sound of a horse's feet hitting the ground.