- indignant; irate; upset: She was really het up about the new city tax.
- enthusiastic: John is suddenly het up about racing cars.
Origin of het up
1920–25; het, archaic or dial. past participle of heat + up
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- angry; excitedtoo many people are getting het up about money in rugby
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