gussy up

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Etymology[edit]

Probably derived from gusset.

Verb[edit]

gussy up (third-person singular simple present gussies up, present participle gussying up, simple past and past participle gussied up)

  1. (transitive, informal) To don fancy clothing; to dress up particularly in flattering or specially altered garments.
    You bet she'll gussy up for the party.

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