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jump-up

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Definition of jump-up in English:

noun

1.1An informal Caribbean dance or celebration.
Example sentences
  • I'd wolfed down a small bowl of cereal early Saturday morning and darted into the city to pick up last-minute Carnival regalia before the Monday jump-up: spray paint, glitter, cosmetics and stockings.
  • St Lucia's carnival was traditionally held in February as a pre-Lenten jump-up.
  • The director added that the two-day jump-up is not the its central thrust as it is more concerned with the development of Carnival.
2Australian informal An escarpment.

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Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing