gussy up

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verb gus·sy up \ˈgə-sē-ˈəp\

Definition of gussy up

gussied up

;

gussying up

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  dress up, embellish

Examples of gussy up in a Sentence

  1. gone are the days when the high school prom was held in the gym, which had been gussied up for the occasion

Origin and Etymology of gussy up

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