Tittupping
Tittup Tit"tup, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tittuped}or {Tittupped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tittuping} or {Tittupping}.] [Written also {titup}.] [Cf. {Teeter}.] To behave or move in a lively or restless manner, as an impatient horse; to caper; to prance; to frisk. --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Tittup — Tit tup, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tittuped}or {Tittupped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tittuping} or {Tittupping}.] [Written also {titup}.] [Cf. {Teeter}.] To behave or move in a lively or restless manner, as an impatient horse; to caper; to prance; to frisk.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tittuped — Tittup Tit tup, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tittuped}or {Tittupped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tittuping} or {Tittupping}.] [Written also {titup}.] [Cf. {Teeter}.] To behave or move in a lively or restless manner, as an impatient horse; to caper; to prance; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tittuping — Tittup Tit tup, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tittuped}or {Tittupped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tittuping} or {Tittupping}.] [Written also {titup}.] [Cf. {Teeter}.] To behave or move in a lively or restless manner, as an impatient horse; to caper; to prance; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tittupped — Tittup Tit tup, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tittuped}or {Tittupped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tittuping} or {Tittupping}.] [Written also {titup}.] [Cf. {Teeter}.] To behave or move in a lively or restless manner, as an impatient horse; to caper; to prance; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • titup — Tittup Tit tup, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tittuped}or {Tittupped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tittuping} or {Tittupping}.] [Written also {titup}.] [Cf. {Teeter}.] To behave or move in a lively or restless manner, as an impatient horse; to caper; to prance; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tittup — tittuppy, adj. /tit euhp/, n., v., tittuped, tittuping or (esp. Brit.) tittupped, tittupping. Chiefly Brit. n. 1. an exaggerated prancing, bouncing movement or manner of moving. v.i. 2. to move, esp. to walk, in an exaggerated prancing or… …   Universalium

  • tittup — [ tɪtəp] verb (tittups, tittuping or tittupping, tittuped or tittupped) chiefly Brit. (in horse riding) proceed with jerky or exaggerated movements. Origin C17 (asnoun): perh. imitative of hoof beats …   English new terms dictionary

  • tittup — /ˈtɪtəp/ (say tituhp) noun 1. a prancing movement; a curvet. –verb (i) (tittupped, tittupping) 2. to go with an up and down movement; prance; caper. {British dialect tit pull + up} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tittup — [tit′əp] n. [prob. echoic of hoofbeats] a lively movement; frolicsome behavior; frisk; caper vi. tittuped or tittupped, tittuping or tittupping to move in a frolicsome or prancing way; caper …   English World dictionary

  • tittup — v. & n. v.intr. (tittuped, tittuping or tittupped, tittupping) go about friskily or jerkily; bob up and down; canter. n. such a gait or movement. Etymology: perh. imit. of hoof beats …   Useful english dictionary

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