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pup tent

pup tent

noun

  1. another name for shelter tent


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pup tent1

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

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Example Sentences

Her flowing dusty-rose gown seemed to envelop her—like a chiffon pup tent held up with silver sequins.

This formed a small A-shaped tent, a "pup-tent," as the soldiers called it, but was open at the front and back.

Peeping out from his pup-tent, he saw half a dozen tupa (or giant tree-climbing crabs) on a nocturnal raid on a cocoanut-grove.

It was not long before the doctor came stooping in to my pup tent.

A pup tent Mable is like the roof of a dog house without the house.

Its funny how different rain sounds beatin on the sides of a pup tent an on a tin derby.

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