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[gid-ee-ap, -uhp] /ˌgɪd iˈæp, -ˈʌp/
(used as a command to a horse to speed up).
Also, giddap
[gi-dap, -duhp] /gɪˈdæp, -ˈdʌp/ (Show IPA),
[gid-ee-uhp] /ˌgɪd iˈʌp/ (Show IPA)
Origin of giddyap
1920-25, Americanism; informal pronunciation of get up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for giddap
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  • Shake, neighbor, and may your age be–––giddap there, Prince!

    Jessica, the Heiress Evelyn Raymond
  • giddap, Tiffany, he said, wholly oblivious to Jims presence on earth.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • That meant "giddap or Go-along" in the vernacular but what that "Gi-may" meant he could not think.

    Bob Hunt in Canada George W. Orton
  • And if you got behind her and shoved and told her to “giddap!”

    The Human Drift Jack London
  • "giddap," he said to the mare, and dropped the reins on her back.

    Scattergood Baines Clarence Budington Kelland
  • I just hopped into one of those little cabs and said to the driver "giddap," and he rode me around.

  • The Nome King was a little awkward, but when he was firmly astride the saddle he called in a loud voice: "giddap!"

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • "giddap, you old bundle of bones," jeered Chunky, giving his pony a smart unexpected slap.

  • You said “giddap” to a work horse, but that sounded a little undignified for a Western ranch horse.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • Calmly crossing them underneath his body, she gave his tail a smart jerk, accompanied by the shrill command, “giddap!”

British Dictionary definitions for giddap


an exclamation used to make a horse go faster
Word Origin
C20: colloquial form of get up
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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