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adjective ship·shape \ˌship-ˈshāp, ˈship-ˌ\

Simple Definition of shipshape

  • : clean, neat, and tidy : organized and in good condition

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shipshape

  1. :  trim, tidy

Examples of shipshape in a sentence

  1. I like to keep my car shipshape.

  2. 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


SHIPSHAPE Defined for Kids

shipshape

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adjective ship·shape \ˈship-ˈshāp\

Definition of shipshape for Students

  1. :  being neat and orderly :  tidy





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