made-up

adjective
\ ˈmād-ˈəp How to pronounce made-up (audio) \

Definition of made-up

1 : fully manufactured
2 : marked by the use of makeup
3 : fancifully conceived or falsely devised

First Known Use of made-up

1725, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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made-up

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of made-up

: created from the imagination : not true or real
: wearing makeup

made-up

adjective
\ ˈmād-ˈəp\

Kids Definition of made-up

: created from the imagination a made-up excuse

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