cutup

1 of 2

noun

cut·​up ˈkət-ˌəp How to pronounce cutup (audio)
: a person who clowns or acts boisterously

cut up

2 of 2

verb

cut up; cutting up; cuts up

transitive verb

1
a
: 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
Joe Walsh gonna Joe Walsh Rock and roll has no shortage of cutups and characters in its ranks, but few are as divinely silly as Joe Walsh. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 7 Jan. 2024 After accepting the job on the Plains, Freeze only had the opportunity to review cutups of each quarterbacks’ film, the good and the bad. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 9 Apr. 2023 McDaniel had a video cutup made of other poor attempts at doing the dance and showed it to the team. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 19 Sep. 2022 When Hall and his family came to Auburn for his official visit, Garner prepared a cutup of Hall’s play from that game and sat him down in his office to watch it. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 12 Apr. 2023 Rachel Sennott, who played the hurricane at the center of Shiva Baby and co-wrote this new movie, is the brash, horny cutup. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 12 Mar. 2023 The movie works hard to be a soulfully offbeat kiddie entertainment, an antidote to the gimcrack cynicism that has ruled too many cartoon-cutup-in-the-land-of-live-action Hollywood products. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 6 Oct. 2022 Coach Mike McDaniel had a video cutup made of other poor attempts at doing the dance and showed it to the team. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 19 Sep. 2022 Civilian Adele is a cutup, relentlessly self-effacing, and always taking the piss out of herself. Abby Aguirre, Vogue, 7 Oct. 2021
Verb
It was believed to have been cut up into knife handles and gone forever. Josh Honeycutt, Outdoor Life, 27 Mar. 2024 Members of staff from all over this large, wide-ranging vocational college have trooped down to meet the girl who wanted to learn about cutting up animals. Olivia Potts, Longreads, 15 Feb. 2024 Moore also said that cutting up the steel beams and moving them could cause other debris to shift in unexpected ways, complicating the effort. Danny Nguyen, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2024 Keep in Mind Worm composting systems require extra care, including cutting up scraps into small pieces and rotating each bin. Paige Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Feb. 2024 Juszczyk began creating game-day outfits, cutting up her husband’s old T-shirts, No. 44 jerseys and other 49ers merchandise and fashioning these items into stylish garments that go beyond the usual T-shirts, jerseys, hoodies and jackets that are sold in stadium stores. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 Berries or even bananas, which tend to go brown when cut up and stirred into something at room temperature, are other possibilities. Becky Krystal, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 On Thursday, Victoria Beckham shared a video of her husband, 48, cutting up cucumbers into hearts for their daughter Harper Seven. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 At the heart of all of our structures lies the Earth itself, cut up into pieces mined from vast quarries, broken down into smaller pieces, transported, assembled and eventually, demolished. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1843, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1580, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of cutup was in 1580

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Cite this Entry

“Cutup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutup. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

cutup

1 of 2 noun
cut·​up ˈkət-ˌəp How to pronounce cutup (audio)
: a person who clowns or acts noisily

cut up

2 of 2 verb
ˈkət-ˈəp
: to act like a clown
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