Definition of tup in English:

tup

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Pronunciation: /tʌp
 
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noun

chiefly British
  • A ram: tups were set free among the ewes for mating
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    • 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): the shepherd arranges the tupping depending on when he wants his ewes to lamb
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    • 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).
  • 2Northern English informal Headbutt (someone) in a fight.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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