(also standup /ˈstandˌəp/)Translate stand-up | into French | into Italian
1involving, done by, or engaged in by people standing up:a stand-up party such that people have to stand rather than sit:a stand-up bar (of a comedian) performing by standing in front of an audience and telling jokes. (of comedy) performed standing in front of an audience:his stand-up routine depends on improvised observations 2US informal courageous and loyal in a combative way:he was a stand-up kind of guy 3designed to stay upright or erect.
a comedian who performs by standing in front of an audience and telling jokes. comedy performed by standing in front of an audience:he began doing stand-up when he was fifteen a brief monologue by a television news reporter.