fancy up

verb
fancied up; fancying up; fancies up

Definition of fancy up

transitive verb

: to add superficial adornment to

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Examples of fancy up in a Sentence

had fancied up his van so much that it was virtually a palace on wheels

First Known Use of fancy up

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fancy up was in 1934

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“Fancy up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fancy%20up. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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