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made-up

[meyd-uhp] /ˈmeɪdˈʌp/
adjective
1.
concocted; falsely fabricated or invented:
a made-up story.
2.
being in makeup; wearing facial cosmetics.
3.
put together; finished.
Origin of made-up
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10
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  • But a made-up story is one thing and a story of facts is another.

    Things as They Are Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • I could stake my life upon it she wears a wig, that her complexion is a 'made-up' one.

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy Laura Jean Libbey
  • It has a sort of probable sound, and yet it's a made-up name.

    The Story of a Play W. D. Howells
  • These must be real words, not meaningless syllables or made-up words.

    The Measurement of Intelligence Lewis Madison Terman
  • And mother, too, if she likes, though I should love to see her made-up as Shylock!

    About Peggy Saville Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for made-up

made-up

adjective
1.
invented; fictional: a made-up story
2.
wearing make-up: a well made-up woman
3.
put together; assembled
4.
(of a road) surfaced with asphalt, concrete, etc
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