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"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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  • tittivation — noun sprucing up; making decorative additions to • Syn: ↑titivation • Derivationally related forms: ↑tittivate, ↑titivate (for: ↑titivation) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tittivate — tittivation, n. tittivator, n. /tit euh vayt /, v.t., v.i., tittivated, tittivating. titivate1. * * * …   Universalium

  • titivation — noun sprucing up; making decorative additions to • Syn: ↑tittivation • Derivationally related forms: ↑tittivate (for: ↑tittivation), ↑titivate • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slick up — verb 1. make neat, smart, or trim Spruce up your house for Spring titivate the child • Syn: ↑spruce up, ↑spruce, ↑titivate, ↑tittivate, ↑smarten up, ↑spiff up …   Useful english dictionary

  • smarten up — verb 1. make neat, smart, or trim Spruce up your house for Spring titivate the child • Syn: ↑spruce up, ↑spruce, ↑titivate, ↑tittivate, ↑slick up, ↑spiff up …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiff up — verb make neat, smart, or trim Spruce up your house for Spring titivate the child • Syn: ↑spruce up, ↑spruce, ↑titivate, ↑tittivate, ↑smarten up, ↑slick up …   Useful english dictionary

  • spruce up — verb 1. make neat, smart, or trim Spruce up your house for Spring titivate the child • Syn: ↑spruce, ↑titivate, ↑tittivate, ↑smarten up, ↑slick up, ↑spiff up …   Useful english dictionary

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