- The definition of a scup is a type of northwest Atlantic porgy fish.
An example of a scup is a panfish, a light-flavored fish.
nounpl. scup scup or scups
Origin of scupShort for Narragansett mishcùp.
Shortened form of a Narragansett word like mishcùppaûog. Another shortening of the same word yields the synonym paugie. The full word was borrowed as scuppaug.
- (US, dialect) A swing.
Variant of scup