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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
pup tent
▪ When she was dumped she was in terrible condition, coping with seven young pups.
▪ She was just a young pup.
▪ This transmammary infection is often responsible for severe anaemia in litters of young pups in their second or third week of life.
▪ Old-timers can teach a lot to young pups.
▪ On our perimeter, some grunts hid in their pup tents trying to sleep while others stared into the gray foliage watching.
▪ Among the trees below I saw hundreds of pup tents.
▪ You have to set up a pup tent for the time being.
▪ seal pups
▪ And one summer, Grandmother said I disgraced myself by following Bill Brown around like a love-sick pup.
▪ He allows Lennie to pet mice and was going to let him keep one of Slim's new pups.
▪ When Carol weans the pups, they will all be available for adoption.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pup \Pup\, n. [See Puppy.] (Zo["o]l.)

  1. A young dog; a puppy.

  2. a young seal.


Pup \Pup\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pupped; p. pr. & vb. n. Pupping.] To bring forth whelps or young, as the female of the canine species.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"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.


n. 1 A young dog, wolf, fox, seal, shark and some other animals. 2 A young, inexperienced person. 3 Any cute dog, regardless of age. 4 A short semi-trailer used jointly with a dolly and another semi-trailer to create a twin trailer. vb. (context intransitive English) To give birth to pups.

  1. n. young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf [syn: whelp]

  2. an inexperienced young person [syn: puppy]

  3. [also: pupping, pupped]

  1. v. birth; "the dog whelped" [syn: whelp]

  2. [also: pupping, pupped]


Pup is a name for the young of many animal species - see List of animal names.

Pup or Pups may also refer to:

Pup (band)

Pup (stylized as PUP) is a Canadian punk rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2013, originally under the name Topanga. Pup's debut self-titled album was released on October 8, 2013 on Royal Mountain Records. In December 2013, Pup signed with SideOneDummy Records and released their self-titled debut album in the United States on April 8, 2014. The group was in the studio in late 2015 recording their second album The Dream Is Over which was released on May 27, 2016 through SideOneDummy.

Pup (album)

PUP is the debut album by Canadian punk rock band PUP, released on October 8, 2013 through Royal Mountain Records in Canada. PUP was later re-released on April 8, 2014 through SideOneDummy Records.

The album was recorded with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

Usage examples of "pup".

He came out of his house with a small Airedale pup which had been the merry playmate of Alette and Yvonne.

I later sent a message to my friend back on Earth, informing him that we had seen Bozo and his mate, together with a litter of eight of the fattest, most adorable othode pups imaginable.

Bozo has gone back to the wild, with most of her litter, and Bozo, together with one of his male pups, feeling the need for human companionship again, now that the urge for domesticity had waned, took to haunting the gates of Shondakor, and finally deigned to join us in the palace as a pet of the entire court.

Now the pup repeated this sequence of actions, somewhat more clumsily and more gracelessly than had Bozo, but without accident.

At the first unhappy yowl, Bozo pricked up his ears and saw the trouble his bothersome pup had gotten into.

The two beasts sniffed each other warily, then Bozo, like an anxious parent, began licking his pup as if to make certain that he was unharmed.

Numair, the pups, and the horses went to bed, Daine lay awake, listening to the chatter of owls and bats.

They had missed the spectacular breeding colonies of the spring when the cliffs were white with nesting guillemots and razorbills and the puffin burrows honeycombed the turf, but there were other visitors now: the migrant goldcrests and fieldfares and buntings -and the seals, hundreds of them, returning to have their pups.

It mentions a number of Bibles in Greek, Latin and the vernaculars, the works of Luther, Carlstadt, Osiander, Ochino, Bullinger, Calvin, Oecolampadius, Jonas, Calvin, Melanchthon, Zwingli, Huss and John Pupper of Goch, a Dutch author of the fifteenth century revived by the Protestants.

Silver came up the long slope, gave the grunt-whine that summoned the pups, and Kapu ran to meet her.

She recalled the day Amaroq had put him down and forced him to surrender, the many times Silver had made him go back and sit with the pups, and the times that Kapu had ignored his calls to come home to the den.

Yes, the pups were singing too, sounding very mature and grown up--until Kapu added his laugh-bark.

She tried to encourage the pups to follow her by nibbling the fruit that clustered on this new tree.

It had been all the wolves could do to slow them down while Nori tore the pups from the earthen den and ran for the rocks.

Only because they could also sense the grey in her, not just the taint, and because their need to defend the pups was stronger than their fear, had they gone after the worlags and let Nori climb out with the pups.