American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move in a lively, capering manner; prance.
- n. A lively, capering manner of moving or walking; a prance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To act or go in a gay, lively, or impatient manner; spring; prance; skip.
- n. A lively or gay movement or gait; a prancing or springing about; a canter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To behave or move in a lively or restless manner, as an impatient horse; to caper; to prance; to frisk.
- n. The act of tittuping; lively, gay, or restless behavior or gait; a prance or caper.
- v. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
- Probably imitative. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps imitative of the sound of a horse's hooves. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The torrent of knocks roared louder, slightly failed upon the ear, made a crescendo, emulated Niagara, surpassed that very American effort of nature, wavered, faltered to Lodore, died away to a feeble tittup like water dropping from a tap to flagstones, rose again in a final spurt that would have made Southey open his dictionary for adjectives, and drained away to death.”
“Now and again three donkeys would start, urged from behind, and slowly tittup their burdens along the pond’s margin.”
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