pup

(redirected from pups)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms.

pup

1. 
a. a young dog, esp when under one year of age; puppy
b. the young of various other animals, such as the seal
2. in pup (of a bitch) pregnant

PUP

(Potentially Unwanted Program) An application that is installed along with the desired application the user actually asked for. Also called a "barnacle," in most cases, the PUP is spyware, adware or some other unwanted software. However, what makes spyware or adware a PUP rather than pure malware is the fact that the end user license agreement (EULA) does inform the user that this additional program is being installed. Considering hardly anyone ever reads the license agreement, the distinction is a subtle one. See spyware, adware and malware.
References in periodicals archive ?
DNA tests confirmed Lucy's pups were fathered by different dogs - although rescuers were still in the dark about the type of breeds.
"These two pups kept us busy from the moment they arrived," said Tracy Deakins, senior trainer at Shedd Aquarium, in the release.
The care process and the environment - The Premier Pups adopts a hands-on process and provides 24-hour customer care.
Luckily, staff were alerted to the pups' appearance when they noticed some tiny, wriggling creatures being washed by their dad, Douglas, on the dhole house CCTV.
n Never buy a pup that doesn't come with FREE insurance for at least a month.
All but one of the pups, which are eight weeks old, are about to move to new owners from their Weeton Barracks home, near Blackpool.
The pups - Dandelion, Poppy, Wolfsbane and Nettle were released into the Irish Sea at Penrhyn Bay after a long period of rehabilitation at the Welsh Mountain Zoo.
Once the seal pups have had a period of rehabilitation and are fit and ready, they will be released back into the wild.
National Trust rangers who live on the Farne Islands for nine months a year survey the seals during the breeding season, which runs from late September to December with the majority of pups born in October and November.
In the homelands of these LGD breeds, pups were never left alone with sheep or goats--they were always supervised by shepherds or by older dogs.
Depending on the pup's temperament and exposure prior to testing, tests such as the Volhard Aptitude Test, itself, do little harm to most of the pups.
If at any time the pup flinches, drops or exhibits body language that I deem to be a possible negative reaction, I simply move the dummy launcher further away from pup, thereby reducing the noise level.