[tit-uh p]Chiefly British
an exaggerated prancing, bouncing movement or manner of moving.
verb (used without object), tit·tuped, tit·tup·ing or (especially British) tit·tupped, tit·tup·ping.
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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Related Words for tittupbrio, lilt, effervescence, sprightliness, alacrity, pep, vim, sparkle, animation, activity, esprit, vivacity, briskness
verb -tups, -tupping or -tupped or US -tups, -tuping or -tuped
(intr) to prance or frolic
the sound made by high-heeled shoes
Word Origin for tittup
C18 (in the sense: a horse's gallop): probably imitative
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