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

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

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 Because astronauts would likely not be hauling vermiculite from Earth but might have cardboard boxes, Guinan also tried mixing cutup cardboard into the Martian soil. Author: Kenneth Chang, Anchorage Daily News, "If we ever get to Mars, the beer might not be bad," 13 Jan. 2018 Because astronauts would likely not be hauling vermiculite from Earth but might have cardboard boxes, Dr. Guinan also tried mixing cutup cardboard into the Martian soil. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, "If We Ever Get to Mars, the Beer Might Not Be Bad," 12 Jan. 2018 And most of the plays from the second cutup were from the second half. Erin Sorensen, ajc, "Nebraska football mailbag: Explaining the Blackshirts’ turnaround vs. Oregon," 13 Sep. 2017 Place the first three cutup potatoes in a layer in a big bowl, then layer about a third of the onions, peppers and Chinese celery on top. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Riz Rollins’ most excellent potato salad," 16 Aug. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Her canvases, now left unstretched, are cut up and stitched back together. James Panero, WSJ, "Seeing Her Worldview in a Circle," 1 Sep. 2018 Sturdy, firm fruit can be cut up and even combined at least a day in advance, but leave soft fruits that may also bleed color (berries, peaches, etc.) for last-minute prep and assembly. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "How to take your fruit salad from boring to brilliant," 17 July 2018 The peppers and onion can be cut up up to 2 days ahead. Woman's Day, "Corn, Bell Pepper, and Onion Saute," 1 Jan. 2012 And what these people like Kirsten Gillibrand, who's a lawyer, is actually doing is taking the scissors and cutting up the golden thread. Fox News, "High school friend of Kavanaugh reacts to new allegation; Alan Dershowitz on Kavanaugh chaos," 28 Sep. 2018 In season 2 of Riverdale, Betty's not-half brother, Chic came into our lives, totally creeped us out, cut up the Cooper's precious family photos, and turned poor Alice Cooper into a murderer. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "4 Clues That Prove Chic Is Actually Still Alive On "Riverdale"," 4 Oct. 2018 In one video, Gökçe cuts up slabs of beef for Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Why is Marco Rubio tweeting about Salt Bae?," 18 Sep. 2018 The Tampa Bay Times, a regional paper in Florida, is cutting up to 50 jobs because of the soaring paper costs, which affect every newspaper that publishes in America, including large national publications scorned by Trump. Jackie Spinner, chicagotribune.com, "Trump's trade war threatens the U.S. newspaper industry: 'This is insane'," 25 June 2018 Environmental and wildlife advocates have urged consumers for decades to cut up six-pack rings to prevent them from strangling birds and sea animals. Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, "Animals keep getting their heads stuck in our trash," 20 Apr. 2018

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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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cutup

noun

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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