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- ‘tups were set free among the ewes for mating’
transitive verbtups, tupping, tupped[with object]British
1(of a ram) copulate with (a ewe).‘The farmers in the group have had to coordinate tupping so that fresh lambs, around 70 each month, are available all year round.’
- ‘Owners of breeding ewes in this position may well have to consider tupping their remaining flock before offering them for sale.’
- 1.1vulgar slang (of a man) have sex with.
Middle English of unknown origin.
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