dummy up

verb
dummied up; dummying up; dummies up

Definition of dummy up

intransitive verb

: to say nothing : clam up

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for dummy up

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of dummy up in a Sentence

all of a sudden the suspect just dummied up and demanded the presence of an attorney

First Known Use of dummy up

1926, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dummy up

Time Traveler for dummy up

Time Traveler

The first known use of dummy up was in 1926

See more words from the same year

Statistics for dummy up

Cite this Entry

“Dummy up.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dummies%20up. Accessed 17 January 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on dummy up

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for dummy up

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with dummy up

Comments on dummy up

What made you want to look up dummy up? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a plan in which a last survivor takes all

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!