Examples of shipshape in a Sentence
I like to keep my car shipshape.
Everything had to be shipshape before we could sell the house.
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Spend your time tending to possessions and get everything shipshape.
The homestead is once again shipshape and at present houses a resident cook and cook's family.
Before heading to the Naval Academy, La Jolla senior Dominick Wallace is looking for a shipshape end to his prep swimming career.
Although the decks show signs of weathering and the engine control room still uses early 1980s technology, the vessel appears surprisingly shipshape.
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Origin and Etymology of shipshape
First Known Use: 1769See Words from the same year
Synonymsantiseptic, bandbox, crisp, groomed, kempt, orderly, picked up, prim, neat, smug, snug, tidied, tidy, trig, trim, uncluttered, well-groomed
Antonymsdisheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, disorderly, messy, mussed, mussy, sloven, slovenly, unkempt, untidy
Related Wordsdapper, natty, saucy, smart, spiffy, spruce; immaculate, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), spotless; rakish, sleek, streamlined, taut; organized, straight, systematic
Near Antonymsscruffy, seedy, shabby, slipshod, sloppy; dirty, filthy, foul, nasty, sordid, squalid; dowdy, frowsy (or frowzy), rumpled, tousled, tumbled; disorganized, unsystematic
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