- a male sheep; ram
- the striking part of a pile driver or power hammer
Origin of tupMiddle English tupe
- pl. Tu·pís′ or Tupí′ a member of a group of South American Indian peoples living chiefly along the Brazilian coast and the lower Amazon and in part of Paraguay
- the language of these peoples: an earlier form was used as a lingua franca in the Amazon region
- a widely distributed South American Indian language stock that includes Tupí-Guaraní
Origin of TupíTupí, comrade
- Chiefly British A male sheep; a ram.
- A heavy metal body, especially the head of a power hammer.
verbtupped, tup·ping, tups
Origin of tupMiddle English tupe.
(third-person singular simple present tups, present participle tupping, simple past and past participle tupped)
From Middle English tupe, origin unknown.
- Two pence.
Short for tuppence (“two pence").