pup

Definitions

  • dingo with pups
    dingo with pups
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pup birth "the dog whelped"
    • n pup young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
    • n pup an inexperienced young person
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Tasman carrying off dead pup Tasman carrying off dead pup

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average litter of Mexican wolves is between four and seven pups.
    • n Pup (Zoöl) A young dog; a puppy.
    • v. i Pup To bring forth whelps or young, as the female of the canine species.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The theobromine in chocolate that stimulates the cardiac and nervous systems is too much for dogs, especially smaller pups. A chocolate bar is poisonous to dogs and can even be lethal.
    • n pup Same as puppy, 2.
    • pup To bring forth pups, as a bitch; whelp, as a carnivorous quadruped.
    • n pup A local term current among the Klondike gold-miners for tributary streamlets of the second order.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Pup pup to bring forth puppies, as a bitch: to whelp
    • pr.p Pup pup′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. pupped
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Quotations

  • Josh Billings
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    “A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.”

Idioms

Pup's chance - A pup's chance is no chance.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Puppy

Usage

In literature:

It was a spaniel that Algernon had left a pup with Elinor when he went to India.
"Mark Hurdlestone" by Susanna Moodie
The Purple Pup is a queer little place.
"Greenwich Village" by Anna Alice Chapin
And what a lot of pretty pups!
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
Matthew lingered behind the others and helped me feed the old red ally and Mrs. Ewe and Peckerwood Pup.
"The Golden Bird" by Maria Thompson Daviess
I used to get sore as a pup when people said a man was radical only because he was unemployed.
"Class of '29" by Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
He's on the pup-pup-pup- press himself, and expects shortly to get into Pup-pup-pup-Parliament.
"Fashionable Philosophy and Other Sketches" by Laurence Oliphant
At college they called me Pup.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Then we both laughed, and the pup started up and licked my face before I could prevent him.
"The Princess Elopes" by Harold MacGrath
Hurrah, Peg has the gallant pup!
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, October 1878, No. 12" by Various
A week ago Bart's long-promised, red setter pup arrived, a spirit of mischief on four clumsy legs.
"The Garden, You, and I" by Mabel Osgood Wright
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In poetry:

The pup was of as noble mien
As e'er you gazed upon;
They called his mother Lady
And his father was a Don.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
Joy soon succeeded unto grief,
And tears were soon dried up,
And dignities were heaped upon
Clow's noble yellow pup.
"The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot" by Eugene Field
Next day, an hour before the dawn,
The stranger took the track
Complete with pup and billy can,
His swag upon his back.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
Twice and again, but all in vain
He lifted up his wail;
His voice was all the pup could lift,
For thereby hangs this tale.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
At last the trial had an end,
At last the pup was free;
She threw aside the bath-room door--
"Now get you gone!" quoth she.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
Who called men from the low saloons
And told them that the cup
Would cause their sons to be like them,
No better than a pup.
"Sam Jones" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

In this photo taken Jan 5, 2012 and provided by the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, a 10-week-old southern sea otter pup is seen at the aquarium.
In this May 24, 2012 photo provided by the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Cayucos, an orphaned sea otter pup, is seen making her first public appearance at the aquarium.
Courtesy photo Young Victor Frankenstein and his pup Sparky in a scene from Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie".
My mom got me as a pup to be a demonstration dog for the 4-H kids.
Snappy the female black Lab pup.
This is the second year for the Strut Your Pup Dog Walk event, where about fifty dogs and their owners walked two miles through downtown Fairmont.
3 small succulents or "pups" from a plant.
Writing this weekly column has seemed to bring good luck to every pup that we have featured.
All three pups were adopted the same week their story was printed.
Suggs reportedly to come off PUP list this week.
Meet Chuck, this pup was welcoming home his solider for a second time after another long deployment.
Most other pups without legs would be put to sleep, but not GI Joe.
On one such mission, the curious pup follows her.
Young Louisa dog handler brings out best in pups.
Otter pups at Edinburgh Zoo.
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In science:

We have used the standard web-based tool to extract these data for L2 Pup, and the results for 7 bands are shown in Figure 7.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
However, there is no reported evidence that L2 Pup is rotating particularly rapidly.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
L2 Pup may serve as a test of the proposed mass loss rate from red giants.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
The location of L2 Pup in this histogram is indicated.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
Suppose pup and pvp are in a unital sub-C ∗ -algebra B of pAp.
The Automorphism group of a simple tracially AI algebra
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