verb (used with object), tupped, tup·ping.
verb (used without object), tupped, tup·ping.
Origin of tup
Examples from the Web for tup
Little Mildred was very sad that she was not allowed to take him his “tup of toffee.”Molly Brown's College Friends|Nell Speed
Tuving, strip in the boat nearest the gunwale; from tuk-, to stop a motion; tup, he makes it fast.The Central Eskimo|Franz Boas
Mattie has been twice at the door wi' the dinner, and weel for you it was a tup's head, for that canna suffer by delay.Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
Start the tup in his own rough region, and we will be bound to say he will give the hounds and their followers a scramble.Ask Momma|R. S. Surtees
As if I mattered a tup's head, the silly gomeril, bless him!The Yeoman Adventurer|George W. Gough
British Dictionary definitions for tup
verb tups, tupping or tupped (tr)
Word Origin for tup
Word Origin and History for tup
"male sheep," c.1300, Scottish and Northern English; of unknown origin.