Definition of 'pup'

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Synonyms of "pup"
Synonyms of "pup"
French Translation of "pup"
French Translation of "pup"
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One pup gets head and shoulders above its owner to peer through a sunroof. The Sun (2015)Which star will be top of the pups as a dog trainer? The Sun (2008)This is a wonderful anthology of writing about cats and dogs by young pups and old hounds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The first grey seal pups are being born on remote sandy beaches. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Getting on a bit but still beat all the young pups in the running. The Sun (2016)Anyone seeking to justify academic selection on the grounds of a more open society is selling you a pup. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Hundreds of seal pups that had been missing after a tidal surge hit the east coast last week have been found. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are young pups running about. The Sun (2015)There are also training CDs you can buy to get your pup used to storm noises. The Sun (2013)Most bankers are not old dogs but young pups, so they can learn new tricks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Mind you, this young pup is pretty special. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The albino seal pup's highly unusual colour meant the rest of the pod rejected him. The Sun (2011)Meanwhile, grey seal pups are battered by ferocious seas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Users play a young pup, which has lost its pack and needs to find a new one. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The question is whether the Chelsea veteran or the Southampton pup gets the nod. The Sun (2014)THOUSANDS of seal pups have died because of a lack of solid sea ice needed for breeding colonies, it was feared yesterday. The Sun (2010)I was just a young pup then, but it will be just as special this time, having all my family there. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

Synonyms of 'pup'

whippersnapper, braggart, whelp, jackanapes

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Translations for 'pup'

British English: pup NOUN
A pup is a young dog.
A healthy dog begins with a healthy pup.


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