[tit-uh p]Chiefly British
- an exaggerated prancing, bouncing movement or manner of moving.
- to move, especially to walk, in an exaggerated prancing or bouncing way, as a spirited horse.
Origin of tittup
1695–1705; dial. tit a jerk, twitch (Middle English titte) + (gall)op
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- (intr) to prance or frolic
- a caper
- the sound made by high-heeled shoes
C18 (in the sense: a horse's gallop): probably imitative