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stand-up

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1stand–up

adjective \ˈstand-ˌəp\

: done by a performer who is standing alone on a stage

: performing stand-up comedy

: done in or requiring a standing position

Full Definition of STAND-UP

1
a :  erect, upright
b :  stiffened to stay upright without folding over <a stand–up collar>
2
:  performed in, performing in, or requiring a standing position <a stand–up bar>; especially :  of, relating to, performing, or being a monologue of jokes, gags, or satirical comments delivered usually while standing alone on a stage or in front of a camera <stand–up comedy> <a stand–up comedian>
3
:  marked by a high degree of personal integrity or loyalty <a stand–up guy>

First Known Use of STAND-UP

1812

2stand–up

noun

: stand-up comedy

: a performer who does stand-up comedy : a stand-up comedian

Full Definition of STAND-UP

1
:  stand-up comedy; also :  a performer of such comedy
2
:  a television broadcast in which the reporter or narrator faces the camera with the scene of the story in the background

First Known Use of STAND-UP

1971

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