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Pup is a palindrome (it reads the same backward as forward).

It also appears in many palindromes:

  • Roti de pup editor.
  • Top step's pup's pet spot.
  • Otto saw pup, pup was Otto.
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The word pup is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun pup

What does pup mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pups

  1. young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of pup: whelp
    • more generic term: young mammal = any immature mammal
    • more specific word: puppy = a young dog
  2. an inexperienced young person

Alternative definition of the noun pup


  1. A young dog, wolf, fox, seal, shark and some other animals.
  2. A young, inexperienced person.
  3. Any dog that one believes is cute, regardless of age.
  4. A short semi-trailer used jointly with a dolly and another semi-trailer to create a twin trailer.

Definition of the verb pup

What does pup mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: pupped, pupping

  1. give birth to (a puppy)


  1. Pup a.k.a. Michael Clarke: Michael John Clarke is a professional Australian cricketer and captain of the Australian cricket team for both Test and ODI cricket. Nicknamed "Pup", he is a right-handed middle-order batsman, an occasional left-arm orthodox spin bowler and also a slip catcher. He represents New South Wales at a domestic level. In January 2011, Clarke stood down as captain of the Australian Twenty20 cricket team to concentrate on his Test and ODI performance. On 22 November 2012, Clarke scored a double century at the Adelaide Oval, making him the only Test batsman to ever achieve four double centuries in a calendar year. He won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, thereby winning the Cricketer of the Year 2013 and also the Test Cricketer of the Year 2013. He led Australia to a 5–0 whitewash of England in the 2013–14 Ashes series. He was named Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2010 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. He was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2012 in 2013 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
  2. Pup a.k.a. Michael Hepburn is an Australian track and road cyclist from Brisbane. Hepburn started competitively cycling at 14 years of age after making the change from triathlons.
  3. Pup a.k.a. Luke MacDougall is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer in the National Rugby League competition, who last played for the Canterbury Bulldogs. He previously played for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, South Sydney Rabbitohs, St. George Illawarra Dragons, Newcastle Knights and Melbourne Storm. MacDougall's position of choice is at Wing.
  4. Pup a.k.a. Shaun Carney is an Australian professional rugby league footballer.
  5. Pup a.k.a. Alex Romero was an actor, choreographer and dancer.
  6. Pup a.k.a. Patchai Pukdesusook is a member of Thai rock band, Potato.

There are other people with in their name, like Cristian Pup and Emil 'Pup' Pupulidy.


Pup is a Canadian punk rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada formerly called Topanga. They released their debut self-titled album on October 8, 2013 on Royal Mountain Records. In December 2013, they signed with SideOneDummy Records and released their first LP on April 8, 2014.


  1. Pup is a fictional film character.
  2. Pup a.k.a. Gog N'Magog is a comic book character, fictional character created by Arthur Adams & Ann Nocenti in Marvel Universe, first appeared in Longshot #1.
  3. Pup is a fictional character from the 1998 film Out of Sight.

There are other characters with in their name, like Pete the Pup.


  1. "Pup" is a musical album of Shuttle358.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  2. "Pup" is a musical album of Mike Keneally Band.
  3. "PUP": PUP is 2013 album by Canadian punk rock band Pup.


  1. Pup a.k.a. deoD is a gene.
  2. Pup a.k.a. Pulabu Language: Pulabu is a Rai Coast language spoken in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.
  3. Pup is a comic strip.
  4. PUP a.k.a. Polytechnic University of the Philippines Mighty Maroon is a school mascot.

Phrases with Pup

  1. pup tent
  2. Bull-Pup
  3. wolf pup
  4. Mucky Pup
  5. Be Sold a Pup

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pup

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Google previewWord and Language (1971)

by Roman Jakobson

The appellative pup means a young dog, mongrel means a dog of mixed breed, hound is a dog used in hunting, while Fido...

Google previewLinguistics and Evolution (2013)

A Developmental Approach by Julie Tetel Andresen, Julie Tetel

which is precisely the factor that corresponds to the metalingual function: When we say, The pup is a winsome animal or...

Google previewCartridges and Firearm Identification (2012)

by Robert E. Walker

A bull pup is a rifle that has very compact external dimensions. The archetypal approach used to create...

Google previewStar-Hopping (1997)

Your Visa to Viewing the Universe by Robert A. Garfinkle

Xi Pup is a spectrum G3 Ib supergiant with an apparent magnitude of 3.34 and an absolute magnitude of -4.5. The star is also...

Google previewAn Invisible Accordion (1995)

A Canadian Poetry Association Anthology by Jennifer Footman

moniker Like Chuckles or Samson Or Faust or Veronica Queenie or King would be Out of the question But why not Ulysses Searchmount or Sebastian If your pup is a Peke From a land oriental Sao Ying is a name That's appropriately gentle ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzles: Word Families

a puppy is a baby 3. a fawn is a baby . 6. a pup is a baby 4. a piglet is ...

Google previewThe school etymological dictionary and word-book. (Chiefly an abridgment) [of Etymological and pronouncing dictionary]. (1872)

by James Stormonth

pup, n. pup iIt. vuppa, a child's ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Central America and the Caribbean (2015)

by Phil Gunson, Greg Chamberlain, Andrew Thompson

The PUP«s support has traditionally been stronger among Spanish-speakers, ladinos, Catholics and Indians than among blacks, who have tended to favour more West Indian-oriented politicians. In 1951¥4 the PC was believed to have had ...

Google previewWebster's II Children's Dictionary (2003)

anoun, plural punts averb punted, punting, punts pup noun A young ...

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Usage statistics about pup

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pup:


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Small photo of Happy Pup.Small photo of Grey Seal female and pup in the shore break (Halichoerus grypus) at Donna Nook UKSmall photo of Cute young Elephant Seal pup looking for it's mom on the beach in San Simeon. January is pupping season at the Piedras Blancas rookery.Small photo of seal pup with motherSmall photo of Female elephant seal with hours old infant pup on a beach in Central California. Pups nurse about four weeks are weaned abruptly then abandoned by their mother, who heads out to sea within a few days.Small photo of Retriever pup Lovely scene handsome teen boy enjoying summer time vacation with best friend dog ivory white labrador puppy.Happy airily careless childhood life in world of dreams.Small photo of Seal pup More...

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Quotes about Pup

A fox distances itself from a crazy pup.
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Scrabble value of P3U1P3

The value of this 3-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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