AskDefine | Define sup

Dictionary Definition

sup n : a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale" [syn: swallow] v : take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon [also: supping, supped]

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Etymology 1

Old French soper


  1. To sip; to take a small amount of food or drink into the mouth, especially with a spoon.
  2. To take supper.
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      ...I propose we should have up the cold pie, and let him sup.
    • 1879: Bram Stoker, Dracula
      I pray you, be seated and sup how you please. You will, I trust, excuse me that I do not join you; but I have dined already, and I do not sup.


  1. A sip; a small amount of food or drink.

Etymology 2

aphetic form of what's up; Sup? = What's up? = How are you doing?


  1. a superinformal greeting; slang for what's up
    Sup? : (response) Not much.



sup m (pl., supe)



From Dutch





sup , supy or supi p
sup stem
declension pattern or
The standard declension pattern is ; the form is used only in fairy tales or poetry when referring to it as a person.

Extensive Definition

Sup may refer to:
SUP may refer to:
sup in Esperanto: SUP
sup in French: Sup
sup in Italian: SUP

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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