One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A sip of liquid.‘he took another sup of wine’
draught, sip, swallow, drop, pull, gulpView synonyms
- ‘She often took sups of at least two steaming mugs of coffee or hot cocoa.’
- ‘After lots of sups of Lucozade and massaging of calves (players, not random cows that have just trotted onto the pitch) we're off again.’
- ‘Smoke free air, clean air, no, pristine alpine air would fill our lungs in between sups of sweet, sweet beer.’
- 1.1Irish, Northern English mass noun Alcoholic drink.‘the latest sup from those blokes at the brewery’alcohol, alcoholic drink, liquor, intoxicating liquor, drink, strong drink, spirits, intoxicantsView synonyms
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