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
More example sentences
  • 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!’


An expression of annoyance or derision made by sucking air and saliva through the teeth.
Example sentences
  • 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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