cutup

noun
cut·​up | \ ˈkət-ˌəp How to pronounce cutup (audio) \

Definition of cutup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who clowns or acts boisterously

cut up

verb
cut up; cutting up; cuts up

Definition of cut up (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to cut into parts or pieces
b : to injure or damage by or as if by cutting : gash, slash
2 : to subject to hostile criticism : censure

intransitive verb

1 : to undergo being cut up
2 : to behave in a comic, boisterous, or unruly manner : clown

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Examples of cutup in a Sentence

Noun In school he was always a cutup, telling jokes and acting silly. Verb high-spirited cousins who cut up at every family gathering
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Among other topics Day covered during a Wednesday teleconference: • Day said his typical day begins with watching film, whether that is cutups from the three spring practices, watching NFL teams or studying one of OSU’s 2020 opponents. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football coach Ryan Day on Crock Pot chili, “Tiger King” and being on call during shutdown," 25 Mar. 2020 Once the cutup in all those pictures, Sandi now kept her arms pinned to her sides. cleveland.com, "NEXT:," 24 Sep. 2019 There are video cutups of him training in the sand, going through his steps. Rainer Sabin | Rsabin@al.com, al, "Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy’s best skill? Running routes, of course," 5 Sep. 2019 Shanahan tasked McVay with binding playbooks, making copies, scribbling out play sheets and organizing cutups of opposing defenses. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "The Forgettable Years of a Coaching Staff to Remember," 23 Aug. 2019 Gillespie, a notorious cutup, stuck his tongue out just as the camera’s shutter came down. Marc Myers, WSJ, "A Great Day in Harlem, Revisited," 2 Nov. 2018 Her name was Dorothy (née Driscoll), a notorious cutup, Irish and German, in contrast to his father, a serious Catholic of German-Bohemian background. Mark Rozzo, Vanities, "Ed Ruscha Still Has Plenty More to Say About America," 30 May 2018 His tape speaks for itself, big brother’s cutups of as dominating an interior offensive lineman as college football’s seen in years. Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Star, "From picked on to punishing: The story of new Colt Quenton Nelson," 27 Apr. 2018 In between the elongated cutups, there are priceless comedic bits. Robert Osborne, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Monty Python's The Meaning of Life': THR's 1983 Review," 31 Mar. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb DeWine had asked members of his cabinet to cut up to 20% of their departments' spending. Jessie Balmert, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus in Ohio: Gov. Mike DeWine faces a looming budget problem," 5 May 2020 With a skirt cut up to the crotch and a midriff stretching to below the navel, the dress revealed a full span of leg and an ample swath of bare sternum and breasts, stopping precariously short of revealing the nipples. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "The Super Bowl Halftime Show, and the Ageless Comforts of J. Lo.," 3 Feb. 2020 That's hot enough to begin manufacturing cement and other industrial products—processes that typically rely on burning fossil fuels—and to potentially cut up to 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Laura Mallonee, Wired, "Automated Solar Arrays Could Help Incinerate Global Warming," 21 Jan. 2020 Automation is estimated to cut up to 30% of the jobs in India as bots take over repetitive and low-skill tasks. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "For better or for worse, the pink slip culture is India Inc’s new normal," 16 Jan. 2020 Speedy running backs able to cut up the middle and hit the edge — hello, Christian Turner and Zach Charbonnet. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football finally unleashes its new offense. The future is now," 31 Aug. 2019 Other volunteers fanned out to clean up debris and cut up fallen trees. National Geographic, "Social distancing during disasters," 17 Apr. 2020 In the past few days, the government also faced acute criticism over a lack of personal protective equipment for frontline hospital workers amid reports that some nurses had resorted to cutting up garbage bags to cover themselves. Boris Johnson, Fortune, "UK virus deaths top 10,000 as Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves hospital," 13 Apr. 2020 In the past few days, the government also faced acute criticism over a lack of personal protective equipment for frontline hospital workers amid reports that some nurses had resorted to cutting up garbage bags to cover themselves. Anchorage Daily News, "UK’s Johnson leaves hospital as virus deaths exceed 10,000," 12 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of cutup

Noun

1843, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1580, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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The first known use of cutup was in 1580

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31 Mar 2020

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“Cutup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutup. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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cutup

noun
How to pronounce cut up (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cutup

US, informal : a person who behaves in a silly way and tries to make other people laugh

cutup

noun
cut·​up | \ ˈkət-ˌəp How to pronounce cutup (audio) \

Kids Definition of cutup

: a person who behaves in a silly way and tries to make other people laugh

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