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pup in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpuppup /pʌp/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 HBAa young dog syn puppy 🔊 a spaniel pup 🔊 a litter of pups (=several pups born to the same mother at the same time)2 HBAa young seal or otter3 old-fashionedRUDE/IMPOLITE a young man who is rude or too confident4 → be sold a pup/buy a pup
Examples from the Corpus
pup• He allows Lennie to pet mice and was going to let him keep one of Slim's new pups.• seal pups• And one summer, Grandmother said I disgraced myself by following Bill Brown around like a love-sick pup.• When Carol weans the pups, they will all be available for adoption.