imperative verb

gid·​dy·​ap ˌgi-dē-ˈap How to pronounce giddyap (audio) -ˈəp How to pronounce giddyap (audio)
variants or giddyup or less commonly giddap
gi-ˈdap How to pronounce giddyap (audio)
a command (as to a horse) to go ahead or go faster

Word History


alteration of get up

First Known Use

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of giddyap was circa 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Giddyap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


imperative verb
gid·​dy·​ap ˌgid-ē-ˈap How to pronounce giddyap (audio)
variants or giddyup
used as a command to a horse to go ahead or go faster
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