Definition of tup in English:
- We had 450 sheep, 20 tups and 150 cattle culled and lying in a shed for 10 days before they could go on the pyre.
- A farmer buying some replacement breeding ewes or a new tup could not then move his store lambs or suckler calves.
- For the Harpers, the sheep farming year begins in September when they put their tups to their ewes.
verb (tups, tupping, tupped)[with object] Back to top
1 (often as noun tupping) chiefly British (Of a ram) copulate with (a ewe).
- The farmers in the group have had to coordinate tupping so that fresh lambs, around 70 each month, are available all year round.
- Owners of breeding ewes in this position may well have to consider tupping their remaining flock before offering them for sale.
Middle English: of unknown origin.
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