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gussy Syllabification: gus·sy
Pronunciation: /ˌɡəsē/

Definition of gussy in English:

verb (gussies, gussying, gussied)

[with object] (gussy someone/something up) North American informal
Make more attractive, especially in a showy or gimmicky way: shopkeepers gussied up their window displays
More example sentences
  • Teams of specialists on the ground gussy them up for public consumption.
  • They can try to gussy it up all they want, but baseball remains essentially an idler's game.
  • Well, I'll gussy it up, stick it in a frame or some such to hang in my office (read: bathroom) until such time comes for me to display it publicly.


1940s: perhaps from Gussie, nickname for the given name Augustus.

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