Definition of steups in English:


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Pronunciation: /stʃuːps
West Indian


[no object]
  • Make a noise by sucking air and saliva through the teeth, typically to express annoyance or derision: Ned steupsed and shook his head, looking frustrated
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    • When he announced that government had approved the $27 billion plan, many people will have simply steupsed and turned off their television sets.
    • However, when Daniel enquired about Sabrina, Williams steupsed and said, ‘What you asking 'bout she for?’
    • He rolled his eyes heavenward, steupsed, and muttered to himself, ‘This numskull pass for the market!’


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  • An expression of annoyance or derision made by sucking air and saliva through the teeth.
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    • Gibby responded with a protracted steups, adding the State was already dealing with only one.
    • He would squinch up his face in a way that only he could, so that every wrinkle and fold formed perfectly on his forehead, twist his neck, purse his lips tightly and let out a long sweet steups.



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