- a young dog; puppy
- a young fox, wolf, etc.
- a young seal, whale, etc.
Origin of pupcontr. from puppy
intransitive verbpupped, pup′ping
- a. A young dog; a puppy.b. One of the young of certain other animals, such as wolves, coyotes, rats, seals, or sharks.
- An inexperienced or conceited young person: a mere pup trying his first case in court.
intransitive verbpupped, pup·ping, pups
Origin of pupShort for puppy
- A young dog, wolf, fox, seal, shark and some other animals.
- The dog has had that bed since he was just a pup.
- A young, inexperienced person.
- The new teacher is a mere pup.
- Any cute dog, regardless of age.
- My pup likes to run as fast as he can, yet cannot always stop in time!
- A short semi-trailer used jointly with a dolly and another semi-trailer to create a twin trailer.
(third-person singular simple present pups, present participle pupping, simple past and past participle pupped)
- (intransitive) To give birth to pups.
- plural form of pupa
pup - Computer Definition
(Potentially Unwanted Program) An application that is installed along with the desired application the user actually asked for. Also called a "barnacle," in most cases, the PUP is spyware, adware or some other unwanted software. However, what makes spyware or adware a PUP rather than pure malware is the fact that the end user license agreement (EULA) does inform the user that this additional program is being installed. Considering hardly anyone ever reads the license agreement, the distinction is a subtle one. See spyware, adware and malware.