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tup

Syllabification: tup
Pronunciation: /təp
 
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Definition of tup in English:

noun

chiefly British
A ram.
Example sentences
  • 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)

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1 (often as noun tupping) chiefly British (Of a ram) copulate with (a ewe).
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 vulgar slang (Of a man) have sexual intercourse with (a woman).

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with tup

cup, grown-up, pup, scup, straight-up, stuck-up, summing-up, sup, totting-up, two-up, up, washing-up

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