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stand–up

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adjective \ˈstand-ˌəp\

Definition of stand–up

  1. 1a :  erect, uprightb :  stiffened to stay upright without folding over <a stand–up collar>

  2. 2 :  performed in, performing in, or requiring a standing position <a stand–up bar>; especially :  of, relating to, performing, or being a monologue of jokes, gags, or satirical comments delivered usually while standing alone on a stage or in front of a camera <stand–up comedy> <a stand–up comedian>

  3. 3 :  marked by a high degree of personal integrity or loyalty <a stand–up guy>

1812

First Known Use of stand–up

1812


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stand–up

noun

Definition of stand–up

  1. 1 :  stand-up comedy; also :  a performer of such comedy

  2. 2 :  a television broadcast in which the reporter or narrator faces the camera with the scene of the story in the background

1971

First Known Use of stand–up

1971


STAND–UP Defined for English Language Learners

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stand–up

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adjective \ˈstand-ˌəp\

Definition of stand–up for English Language Learners

  • : done by a performer who is standing alone on a stage

  • : performing stand-up comedy

  • : done in or requiring a standing position


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stand–up

noun

Definition of stand–up for English Language Learners

  • : stand-up comedy

  • : a performer who does stand-up comedy : a stand-up comedian


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