Definition of tup in English:


Pronunciation /təp/


  • A ram.

    • ‘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. 1.1vulgar slang (of a man) have sex with.


Middle English of unknown origin.