het up

\ ˈhet-ˈəp How to pronounce het up (audio) \

Definition of het up

: highly excited : upset

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Examples of het up in a Sentence

John can get all het up about politics. What are you so het up about?
Recent Examples on the Web In a normal December, people would be more concerned with the holidays and a busy schedule and wouldn't get this het up with Congress. Arkansas Online, "OPINION | EDITORIAL: Extended holiday," 28 Dec. 2020 Cultural appropriation is one of the issues that gets hft most het up. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Their Met Gala, Their Way. You’re Invited.," 29 Apr. 2020 Looking at the schedule for London, which kicks off tomorrow, there’s a pretty meaningful amount of exciting menswear action to get het up about. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "6 Talking Points From the Fall 2019 Menswear Season to Come Inspired by Virgil... (Not the Virgil that You’re Thinking Of)," 3 Jan. 2019 Open to charges of sacrilege, though interestingly the digital watchdogs of this world seemed too busy picking their collective jaws up off the floor in amazement to get het up about it. New York Times, "On the Met Gala Red Carpet, Playing It Unsafe," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of het up

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for het up

het, dialect past of heat

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“Het up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/het%20up. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of het up

informal + somewhat old-fashioned : very excited or upset

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