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pup

noun \ ˈpəp \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of pup

1 : a young dog; also : one of the young of various animals (such as a seal or rat)
2 : offset 2a

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Origin and Etymology of pup

short for puppy

Other Mammals Terms


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pup

verb

Definition of pup

pupped; pupping
intransitive verb
: to give birth to pups

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First Known Use of pup

1708



PUP Defined for English Language Learners

pup

noun

Definition of pup for English Language Learners

  • : a young dog; also : one of the young of various animals other than dogs


PUP Defined for Kids

pup

noun \ ˈpəp \

Definition of pup for Students

1 : puppy
2 : a young animal
  • seal pups


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