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tittup

[ tit-uhp ]

noun

  1. 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.
  1. to move, especially to walk, in an exaggerated prancing or bouncing way, as a spirited horse.

tittup

/ ˈtɪtəp /

verb

  1. intr to prance or frolic


noun

  1. a caper
  2. the sound made by high-heeled shoes

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Other Words From

  • tittup·py adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tittup1

1695–1705; dial. tit a jerk, twitch ( Middle English titte ) + (gall)op

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tittup1

C18 (in the sense: a horse's gallop): probably imitative

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