Titivated
Titivate Tit"i*vate, Tittivate Tit"ti*vate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Titivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Titivating}.] [Formed from an uncertain source, in imitation of words in -ate fr. L.] To dress or smarten up; to spruce. -- {Tit`i*va"tion}, {Tit`ti*va"tion}, n. [Both Humorous]

``Come here, an' let me titivate you.'' He sat down beside her, and submitted to be dusted. --Quiller-Couch. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • titivate — titivate1 titivation, n. titivator, n. /tit euh vayt /, v., titivated, titivating. v.t. 1. to make smart or spruce: She titivated her old dress with a new belt. v.i. 2. to make oneself smart or spruce. Also, tittivate. [1795 1805; earlier… …   Universalium

  • titivate — UK [ˈtɪtɪveɪt] / US [ˈtɪtɪˌveɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms titivate : present tense I/you/we/they titivate he/she/it titivates present participle titivating past tense titivated past participle titivated British informal to make… …   English dictionary

  • Titivate — Tit i*vate, Tittivate Tit ti*vate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Titivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Titivating}.] [Formed from an uncertain source, in imitation of words in ate fr. L.] To dress or smarten up; to spruce. {Tit i*va tion}, {Tit ti*va tion}, n …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Titivating — Titivate Tit i*vate, Tittivate Tit ti*vate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Titivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Titivating}.] [Formed from an uncertain source, in imitation of words in ate fr. L.] To dress or smarten up; to spruce. {Tit i*va tion}, {Tit ti*va …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Tittivation — Titivate Tit i*vate, Tittivate Tit ti*vate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Titivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Titivating}.] [Formed from an uncertain source, in imitation of words in ate fr. L.] To dress or smarten up; to spruce. {Tit i*va tion}, {Tit ti*va …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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