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 These work just as well as conventional sponges but can be cut up and tossed in with your compost at the end of their lifespan. Lauren Krueger, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Apr. 2022 Upon learning this news, Candy used a pair of garden shears to cut up her rubber sandals, which prosecutors said was done to destroy any suspicion based on the pattern on the soles. Kelsie Gibson,, 18 Mar. 2022 Williams teaches local children everything from how to safely cut up vegetables to how to clean up the kitchen, adding in lessons on eating healthy and balanced meals. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 23 Sep. 2021 Caldwell was wide open in the flat, caught the ball at the tail of the Lions’ midfield logo, juked one defender into missing a tackle, and cut up the sideline the rest of the way, making it 21-17. Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, 27 Nov. 2021 Poultry producers have been sending more birds to be cut up for parts instead of selling whole chickens, Super said, so there are more to go around. Michael Hirtzer, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2022 Worn pants could be made into clothes for children; an old tablecloth could be cut up into handkerchiefs; a secondhand dress could be altered to fit a different body. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022 In the wake of the George Floyd protests last year, the Austin City Council voted to cut up to $150 million from its police department budget – a little more than a third of its total budget – and reinvest that money into other public services. Jessica Chasmar, Fox News, 3 Oct. 2021 Rehabilitators, like those at Sacred Friends, in Norfolk, Virginia, cut up old coats and use the scraps as little capes and stoles to keep sick animals warm ( Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 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) \

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


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