verb (used without object), pupped, pup·ping.
Origin of pup
Examples from the Web for pup
You can even compare your pup to other similar breeds to offer an understanding of where your dog falls on the activity spectrum.
Has your pup suddenly become more lethargic in your absence?
Who really owns a dog, if no official paperwork is signed as the pup gets transferred from one person to the next?
Walking their pup Lupo in Kensington Park is an almost daily occurrence when they are in London.
Designer Simon Spurr brought along his hulking, 90-pound pup Apollo.
With the clumsy nimbleness and innocent love of play of a Newfoundland pup, she flung out her enormous feet in the dance.Aurora the Magnificent|Gertrude Hall
Only the pup's heads appeared, a string round the neck keeping them in; “but they looks like dogs too, don't they?”
It is a very bad plan to let a pup play with a Rat too much, for this causes the pup never to put a hard mouth on the Rat.Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-catcher|Ike Matthews
We heard a pup yelp, an' after a while Kaiser Bill come sneakin' back.Tales of lonely trails|Zane Grey
But I failed to find on subsequent visits that they had returned the pup.In the Open|Stanton Davis Kirkham
- a young dog, esp when under one year of age; puppy
- the young of various other animals, such as the seal
verb pups, pupping or pupped
Word Origin for pup
"young dog," 1760, shortened form of puppy (q.v.). Used from 1580s for "conceited person." Applied to the young of the fur seal from 1815. Used for "inexperienced person" by 1890. Pup tent (also dog tent) is from 1863. Sopwith pup, popular name of the Sopwith Scout Tractor airplane, is from 1917.