steups

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Origin: Imitative of the act of sucking one's teeth as a gesture of annoyance or disapproval. Native to the English-speaking West Indies, e.g. Saint Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago etc. In Jamaica, the term "kissing teeth" is used instead.

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steups ‎(third-person singular simple present steupses, present participle steupsing, simple past and past participle steupsed)

  1. (West Indies, dialect, onomatopoeia) To show disappointment, derision or disgust.

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