gussied
gussied gussied adj. dressed up; well-dressed; as, all gussied up in sequins and feathers.

Syn: fancied up, gussied up, tricked out. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gussied up — [“gasid...] mod. dressed up in one’s best clothing. (Folksy.) □ She was all gussied up in her finest. □ I like to get gussied up and go out on the town …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gussied-up — adj smartly dressed, neatly turned out. The term is common in American speech and is heard elsewhere. It may have originated in Australian usage and is possibly based on the names Augustus, Gus or Gussie as supposedly denoting an effeminate or… …   Contemporary slang

  • gussied up — groomed and dressed for a party    Sally was all gussied up when he arrived for their date …   English idioms

  • Gussied-up — smartly dressed …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • gussied-up — Australian Slang smartly dressed …   English dialects glossary

  • fancied up gussied gussied up tricked out — decorated decorated adj. having decorations. [Narrower terms: {beaded, beady, bejeweled, bejewelled, bespangled, gemmed, jeweled, jewelled, sequined, spangled, spangly}; {bedaubed}; {bespectacled, monocled, spectacled}; {braided}; {brocaded,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gussy up — verb 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 • Syn: ↑overdress, ↑dress up, ↑fig out, ↑fig up, ↑deck up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gussy up — PHRASAL VERB If someone is gussied up, they are dressed very smartly. If something is gussied up, it is made more interesting or attractive. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] [V ed P] They all got gussied up. [V P N (not pron)] ...plans to gussy up the… …   English dictionary

  • beaded beady bejeweled bejewelled bespangled gemmed jeweled jewelled sequined spangled spangly — decorated decorated adj. having decorations. [Narrower terms: {beaded, beady, bejeweled, bejewelled, bespangled, gemmed, jeweled, jewelled, sequined, spangled, spangly}; {bedaubed}; {bespectacled, monocled, spectacled}; {braided}; {brocaded,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedaubed — decorated decorated adj. having decorations. [Narrower terms: {beaded, beady, bejeweled, bejewelled, bespangled, gemmed, jeweled, jewelled, sequined, spangled, spangly}; {bedaubed}; {bespectacled, monocled, spectacled}; {braided}; {brocaded,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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