gussy someone/thing up

N. Amer. informal make someone or something more attractive, especially in a showy way.
gussy

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • gussy — verb (gussies, gussying, gussied) (gussy someone/thing up) N. Amer. informal make someone or something more attractive, especially in a showy way. Origin 1940s: perh. from Gussie, familiar form of the given name Augustus …   English new terms dictionary

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