shipshape

adjective ship·shape \ ˌship-ˈshāp , ˈship-ˌshāp \
Updated on: 5 Mar 2018

Examples of shipshape in a Sentence

  1. I like to keep my car shipshape.

  2. Everything had to be shipshape before we could sell the house.

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Origin and Etymology of shipshape

short for earlier shipshapen, from ship + shapen, archaic past participle of shape


SHIPSHAPE Defined for English Language Learners

shipshape

Definition of shipshape for English Language Learners

  • : clean, neat, and tidy : organized and in good condition


SHIPSHAPE Defined for Kids

shipshape

adjective ship·shape \ ˈship-ˈshāp \

Definition of shipshape for Students

: being neat and orderly : tidy


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