Scup meaning

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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.

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A porgy (Stenotomus chrysops) of northwestern Atlantic waters, valued as a food fish.
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A brown-and-white porgy (Stenotomus chrysops) found along the N Atlantic coast of the U.S.
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A fish, Stenotomus chrysops; the porgy.
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(US, dialect) A swing.
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Origin of scup

  • Short for Narragansett mishcùp

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Dutch schop

    From Wiktionary