sup

verb (1)
\ ˈsəp \
supped; supping

Definition of sup 

(Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

: to take or drink in swallows or gulps

intransitive verb

chiefly dialectal : to take food and especially liquid food into the mouth a little at a time

sup

noun

Definition of sup (Entry 2 of 4)

: a mouthful especially of liquor or broth : sip also : a small quantity of liquid pour me just a sup of tea

sup

verb (2)
supped; supping

Definition of sup (Entry 3 of 4)

intransitive verb

1 : to eat the evening meal

2 : to make one's supper used with on or off sup on roast beef

Definition of sup (Entry 4 of 4)

1 superior

2 supra

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Examples of sup in a Sentence

Noun

the old mariner took a sup of grog and began his tale

First Known Use of sup

Verb (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1551, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sup

Verb (1)

Middle English suppen, from Old English sūpan, suppan; akin to Old High German sūfan to drink, sip, Old English sopp sop

Verb (2)

Middle English soupen, suppen, from Anglo-French super, from supe sop, soup — more at soup

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The first known use of sup was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for sup

sup

verb
\ ˈsəp \
supped; supping

Kids Definition of sup

: to eat the evening meal

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