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Definition of "pup" []

  • A young dog; a puppy. (noun)
  • The young of various other canine animals, such as the wolf or fox. (noun)
  • The young of certain other animals, such as the seal. (noun)
  • An inexperienced or conceited young person: a mere pup trying his first case in court. (noun)
  • To give birth to pups. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pup" in a sentence
  • ""Will," said the old man, stopping to say _pup, pup, pup, pup, pup, pup_, as he emitted half a dozen tiny puffs of smoke, waving his pipe stem the while; "mind what your aunt says and you'll never repent.""
  • "It's also invaluable to determining whether your pup is a product of a puppy mill."
  • "Whether you own a Dalmatian or a Doberman, if your pup is the neighborhood fire hydrant inspector, this is the costume for them!"