Simple Definition of shipshape
: clean, neat, and tidy : organized and in good condition
Examples of shipshape in a sentence
I like to keep my car shipshape.
Everything had to be shipshape before we could sell the house.
Origin and Etymology of shipshape
short for earlier shipshapen, from ship + shapen, archaic past participle of shape
First Known Use: 1769
Rhymes with shipshape
broomrape, cloudscape, escape, fox grape, great ape, landscape, man ape, moonscape, North Cape, red tape, reshape, sea grape, seascape, snowscape, streetscape, take shape, townscape, transshape, undrape, waveshape
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