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

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

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 Civilian Adele is a cutup, relentlessly self-effacing, and always taking the piss out of herself. Abby Aguirre, Vogue, 7 Oct. 2021 One shoe, made from a cutup Audubon magazine, features fragmented images of flamingos. Washington Post, 26 May 2021 The sound bytes were so entertaining that McCartney made a cutup of all of them. cleveland, 10 Jan. 2021 According to Granofsky, the Ravens have a fan cutup of him for current games. Mike Preston,, 26 Sep. 2020 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, 25 Mar. 2020 Once the cutup in all those pictures, Sandi now kept her arms pinned to her sides., 24 Sep. 2019 There are video cutups of him training in the sand, going through his steps. Rainer Sabin |, al, 5 Sep. 2019 Shanahan tasked McVay with binding playbooks, making copies, scribbling out play sheets and organizing cutups of opposing defenses. Greg Bishop,, 23 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb And don’t be concerned if your chicken and veggies aren’t cut up perfectly. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 15 July 2022 Many Senate districts in map No. 5 are cut up among different school board districts. cleveland, 14 July 2022 Cholermus is cooked in butter and when they're nearly done, the treats are cut up and fried until a perfect golden brown. Chris Dwyer, CNN, 1 Mar. 2022 Like, artists are making songs to be cut up for TikTok. David Marchese, New York Times, 10 July 2022 But their cash pay will be cut up to 40% to help trim costs to meet margin targets, the people said. Jean Eaglesham, WSJ, 24 June 2022 The aluminum body keeps these Abel pliers light, and the steel cutting blades are sturdy enough to cut up to 250-pound braided wire. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 17 Apr. 2015 The last big success was a 2014 agreement billed as a boost to lower-income countries that cut up red tape on goods clearing borders. Jamey Keaten, ajc, 11 June 2022 The rollup pack comes in six sizes measuring up to 5 by 131 feet and can be cut up for trees, shrubs, and bushes of all sizes. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cutup


1843, in the meaning defined above


1580, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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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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