dummy up

verb

dummied up; dummying up; dummies up

intransitive verb

: to say nothing : clam up

Examples of dummy up in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dummy up was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Dummy up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dummy%20up. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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