Examples of shipshape in a Sentence
I like to keep my car shipshape.
Everything had to be shipshape before we could sell the house.
Recent Examples of shipshape from the Web
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.
Spend your time tending to possessions and get everything shipshape.
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
short for earlier shipshapen, from ship + shapen, archaic past participle of shape
First Known Use: 1769See Words from the same year
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Definition of shipshape for English Language Learners
: clean, neat, and tidy : organized and in good condition
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