cutup

noun cut·up \ ˈkət-ˌəp \
|Updated on: 9 Aug 2018

Definition of cutup

: a person who clowns or acts boisterously

Examples of cutup in a Sentence

  1. In school he was always a cutup, telling jokes and acting silly.

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First Known Use of cutup

1843

in the meaning defined above

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cut up

verb

Definition of cut up

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

Examples of cut up in a Sentence

  1. high-spirited cousins who cut up at every family gathering

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First Known Use of cut up

1580

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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CUTUP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cutup for English Language Learners

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


CUTUP Defined for Kids

cutup

noun cut·up \ ˈkət-ˌəp \

Definition of cutup for Students

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

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