S s


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [suhp]
    • /sʌp/
    • /sʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [suhp]
    • /sʌp/

Definitions of sup word

  • verb without object sup to take liquid into the mouth in small quantities, as by spoonfuls or sips. 1
  • verb with object sup to take (liquid food, or any liquid) into the mouth in small quantities, as from a spoon or cup; sip. 1
  • abbreviation SUP supremum. 1
  • intransitive verb sup swallow liquid in sips 1
  • intransitive verb sup eat, dine 1
  • verb sup If you sup something, you drink it, especially by taking small amounts. 0

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Origin of sup

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English s(o)upen < Old French souper to take supper < Germanic; compare Old English sūpan to swallow, taste, sip. See sup2

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Parts of speech for Sup


sup popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

sup usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sup

verb sup

  • boozing — any alcoholic beverage; whiskey.
  • breakfasted — the first meal of the day; morning meal: A hearty breakfast was served at 7 a.m.
  • chow down — If you chow down on something, you eat a large amount of it quickly and with enthusiasm.
  • dine — to eat the principal meal of the day; have dinner.

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