neep, nupe noun a turnip: Well, that kind o’ work would go on until the neep-thinning come on, and that was in June month. 16-. etymology: form neep is Scots; from classical Latin nāpus; Old Icelandic næpa and Norwegian nepe are probably from Old English; form nupe attested by JS, BW and also collected by EMcC/PS; form neep attested by SR, BS in TDITA, JS, SS, BW and DW