stand-up
I. adjective Date: 1812 1. a. erect, upright b. stiffened to stay upright without folding over <
a stand-up collar
>
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. marked by a high degree of personal integrity or loyalty <
a stand-up guy
>
II. noun Date: 1971 1. stand-up comedy; also a performer of such comedy 2. a television broadcast in which the reporter or narrator faces the camera with the scene of the story in the background

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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