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  1. (noun) A young dog; a puppy.
  2. (noun) The young of various other canine animals, such as the wolf or fox.
  3. (noun) The young of certain other animals, such as the seal.
  4. (noun) An inexperienced or conceited young person: a mere pup trying his first case in court.
  5. (verb-intransitive) To give birth to pups.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. "Will," said the old man, stopping to say pup, pup, pup, pup, pup, pup, as he emitted half a dozen tiny puffs of smoke, waving his pipe stem the while; "mind what your aunt says and you'll never repent." - Menhardoc
  2. Whether you own a Dalmatian or a Doberman, if your pup is the neighborhood fire hydrant inspector, this is the costume for them! - Five Best Howl-oween Costumes For Your Dog | myFiveBest
  3. It's also invaluable to determining whether your pup is a product of a puppy mill. - Wendy Diamond: Does Your Pup Have His "Pet Papers"? The Truth About Puppy Mills
  4. Esperanza's photo of the Xolo pup, is sporting a lot of hair. - See You Later, Mr. Chan*
  5. Tell guests (especially kids) that they can pet your pup one at a time (only if your pup is super friendly and doesn't have a history of aggression though). - Brianne DiSylvester: How To Keep Your Dog Safe and Happy This Halloween


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