- 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.
scup definition by Webster's New World
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scup definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. scup scup or scups
A porgy (Stenotomus chrysops) of the northern Atlantic coastal waters, important commercially as a food fish.
Origin: Short for Narragansett mishcùp.
Variant of scup