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  • v. The act of showing disappointment, derision or disgust for a person, place or thing.

Etymologies

Native to the islands of Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies. Imitative of the act of sucking one's teeth - "kissing teeth" - as a gesture of annoyance or disapproval. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Besides all the environmental concerns they just stink up your home n everything smells of smoke steups #fb garykholden It seems that we hear a lot about environmental concerns these days.

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  • Feet still burning, muscles aching, steups still formed on the lips from that six-hour gruelling set of hard work to get from Piccadilly to the Savannah, but it's still not easy to take.

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  • I think we need to bring it home to Mr Martin Joseph [a small steups escapes her], how all that you've just said is linked to crime.

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  • He couldn't be bothered with this stupidness, he said, dramatically tossing his notes onto his desk with a steups.

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  • When hearing this the staff proceeded to steups and "cut her eye" (all with hands on her hips), she then turned her back on them.

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  • A $1500 win was met with a resounding steups, and was only capital to bet more, and thus rake in bigger wins.

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