Origin of hupprobably alternative of one
Soldiers march to the call of "hup".
Hup is defined as what someone shouts repeatedly to command a group of people to march in rhythm.
An example of hup is what an Army drill instructor says to call the marching rhythm for his soldiers.
used to call out a cadence as for marching
- The first beat of a 4/4 military cadence, commanding either the lead-off step in a march or some other action.
- After four we raise our swords...One Two Three Four...Hup Two Three Four...Hup Two Three Four.