pup

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See also: púp, Pup, and PUP

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a shortening of puppy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʌp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌp

Noun[edit]

pup (plural pups)

  1. A young dog, wolf, fox, seal, or shark, or the young of certain other animals.
    The dog has had that bed since he was just a pup.
  2. A young, inexperienced person.
    The new teacher is a mere pup.
  3. Any cute dog, regardless of age.
    My pup likes to run as fast as he can, yet cannot always stop in time!
  4. A short semi-trailer used jointly with a dolly and another semi-trailer to create a twin trailer.
  5. (horticulture) A new plant growing from a shoot that can be used for propagation.
  6. (film, television) A kind of small spotlight.
    • 1976, A. Arthur Englander, ‎Paul Petzold, Filming for Television (page 191)
      For a scene like the Highgate exhumation night sequence suitable equipment would consist of: two brutes on Molevators, three 10 K lights also on Molevators and, for good measure, two 5 Ks, four 2 Ks, two pups (1000 W), two North lights []
    • 2003, Christopher Neame, Rungs on a Ladder: Hammer Films Seen Through a Soft Gauze (page 23)
      Spots were also used for the foreground, usually the smaller type like a “pup,” which could be repositioned quickly for different setups.

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Verb[edit]

pup (third-person singular simple present pups, present participle pupping, simple past and past participle pupped)

  1. (intransitive) To give birth to pups.

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Amanab[edit]

Noun[edit]

pup

  1. broom

Aromanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pup m (plural pupi, feminine equivalent pupã)

  1. baby, infant

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Regressively derived from the verb pupa.

Noun[edit]

pup m (plural pupi)

  1. (informal, familiar, childish) kiss

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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain; possibly an expressive formation (variant of pop; cf. also coc), or a substratum term (compare Albanian pupë (bud)), or less likely linked to (Vulgar) Latin puppa (teat, nipple). More likely ultimately from Proto-Slavic *pǫpъ (compare Serbo-Croatian pup (bud)) or Hungarian pup, although this would only explain one of the senses.

Noun[edit]

pup m (plural pupi)

(regional, uncommon)

  1. bud
  2. something rounded or mound-like; hump, hunch; mound
  3. morel (mushroom)
  4. freckle; mole; birthmark

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pǫpъ (Russian пуп (pup), Polish pęp).

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pȕp m (Cyrillic spelling пу̏п)

  1. bud, burgeon

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References[edit]

  • pup” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

pup

  1. doll, puppet