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pup

  

      n  
1   
a    a young dog, esp. when under one year of age; puppy  
b    the young of various other animals, such as the seal  
2    in pup   (of a bitch) pregnant  
3    Informal     (chiefly Brit)  
contemptuous   a conceited young man (esp. in the phrase young pup)  
4    sell (someone) a pup   to swindle (someone) by selling him something worthless  
5    the night's a pup     (Austral)  
slang   it's early yet  
      vb   , pups, pupping, pupped  
6    (of dogs, seals, etc.) to give birth to (young)  
     (C18: back formation from puppy)  


pup tent  
      n      another name for       shelter tent  
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pup

  
, puppy     (figurative)   braggart, cub, jackanapes, popinjay, whelp, whippersnapper, young dog  

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