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sup

1

or 'sup

[ suhp ]
/ sʌp /
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interjection Slang.

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Origin of sup

1
First recorded in 1985–90; by shortening

Definition for sup (2 of 6)

sup2
[ suhp ]
/ sʌp /

verb (used without object), supped, sup·ping.

to eat the evening meal; have supper.

verb (used with object), supped, sup·ping.

to provide with or entertain at supper.

Origin of sup

2
First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English s(o)upen, soupe, from Old French souper “to take supper,” from Germanic; compare Old English sūpan “to swallow, taste, sip”; see sup3

Definition for sup (3 of 6)

sup3
[ suhp ]
/ sʌp /

verb (used with object), supped, sup·ping.

to take (liquid food, or any liquid) into the mouth in small quantities, as from a spoon or cup; sip.

verb (used without object), supped, sup·ping.

to take liquid into the mouth in small quantities, as by spoonfuls or sips.

noun

a mouthful or small portion of drink or liquid food; sip.

Origin of sup

3
First recorded before 900; Middle English s(o)uppen, soup(p)e, Old English sūpan; cognate with German saufen “to drink”; cf. sip, sop, soup, sup2

Definition for sup (4 of 6)

sup4
[ soop ]
/ sup /

noun Mathematics.

Origin of sup

4
First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening

Definition for sup (5 of 6)

sup-

variant of sub- before p:suppose.

Definition for sup (6 of 6)

sup.

abbreviation

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British Dictionary definitions for sup (1 of 3)

sup1
/ (sʌp) /

verb sups, supping or supped

(intr) archaic to have supper
(tr) obsolete to provide with supper

Word Origin for sup

C13: from Old French soper; see sup ²

British Dictionary definitions for sup (2 of 3)

sup2
/ (sʌp) /

verb sups, supping or supped

to partake of (liquid) by swallowing a little at a time
Scot and Northern English dialect to drink

noun

a sip

Word Origin for sup

Old English sūpan; related to Old High German sūfan, German saufen; see also sup 1

British Dictionary definitions for sup (3 of 3)

sup.

abbreviation for

above
superior
grammar superlative

Word Origin for sup.

from Latin supra
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