gussy up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gussy up put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera","The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
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Usage

In literature:

He began to polish and sandpaper Gussie from the minute the child could sit up in the cradle and notice things.
"The University of Hard Knocks" by Ralph Parlette
It was not till I had cleaned up the first platter and was embarking on a second that the subject of Gussie came up.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
I would not have thought, Hugh, that you would be so willing to give up Gussie as you seem to be.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
An' then we're goin' bury him to-morrow morning, up to Gussie's house.
"Christmas" by Zona Gale
When I sails around to the Plutoria to collect Amby and wife about 6:30 I finds 'Chita all gussied up like she was expectin' big doings.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Gussie caught his breath with a sob, but kept steam up, having on some similar occasions been treated with more diplomacy than honesty.
"A Master Of Craft" by W. W. Jacobs
Gussie'll be up d'reckly with the 'reshments.
"Heart of Gold" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Gussie ran up to her elder sister.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Through the window I saw Gussie in the garden digging up some geraniums.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The gals then go thru a lot of moshuns, dansin the racket, and Gussy sets 'em up.
"The Bad Boy At Home And His Experiences In Trying To Become An Editor - 1885" by Walter T. Gray
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In news:

The Majestic chef gussies up a Turkey Day classic with fresh mushroom cream sauce and fried shallots.
In reality it's just a gussied up grilled cheese.
Hispanic teens gussy up , all grown up for ceremony.
Stars Gussy-Up For Fancy Wine Fundraiser.
Ingrid Bergman in Notorious, an 80s Classic, and Doctor Who All Gussied Up.
The Audubon Zoo is gussied up for its "ZOObilation" after-hours celebration.
Gussied up with expensive materials, some tailoring details and price tags as high as $1,000, this new breed of sweatpant is intended to be worn proudly in public with blazers, dressy tops and high heels.
But in recent years, boxed wine has tried to buck the stereotype, whether by gussying up the product packaging or simply putting higher-quality wine in the box .
This is bar food, but it's creative and gussied up.
It's good to see the city buzzing as it gussies itself up, puts on some makeup and gets ready for the big basketball bash.
Retailers Gussy Up Packaging so Rumpled Goods Don't Tarnish the Brand.
The January House is gussied up for the holidays.
Ford reveals the pricey but gussied-up addition to its heavy-duty pickup lineup.
Blot your tears with Plenty's gussied-up red velvet Twinkies.
"Not gussied up or cute, Lafayette is a sturdy town, persistent in its character," says Patricia Henley.
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