Pups



[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.
/pʌp/
noun
1.

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)
n.

“young dog,” 1760, shortened form of puppy (q.v.). Used from 1580s for “conceited person.” Applied to the young of the fur seal from 1815. Used for “inexperienced person” by 1890. Pup tent (also dog tent) is from 1863. Sopwith pup, popular name of the Sopwith Scout Tractor airplane, is from 1917.

noun

The feet; dogs (1923+)

noun

Related Terms

guttersnipe, snuggle-pup

[ultimately fr French poupe´e, ”doll”]
Puppis (constellation)

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