- standing erect or upright, as a collar.
- performed, taken, etc., while one stands: a stand-up meal.
- designed for or requiring a standing position: a stand-up lunch counter.
- (of a fight) characterized by the rapid exchange of many blows with little attention given to defensive maneuvering.
- characterized by an erect or bold stance: a stand-up batter who hits many doubles.
- Baseball. (of a double or triple) pertaining to a hit that allows the hitter to reach the base safely without having to slide.
- (of a comedian) delivering a comic monologue while alone on the stage.
Origin of stand-up
Examples from the Web for stand-up
Spencer, 27, is variously described as a writer and a stand-up comic.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)
January 6, 2015
The correspondent does a stand-up next to a burning pile of heroin and gets a taste of its effect.BBC Reporter Gets High On The Job
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
December 23, 2014
I watch his stand-up, I watch Chris Rock's, I read Baldwin and Baraka, I listen to Kanye.The Unbearable Whiteness of Protesting
Rawiya Kameir, Judnick Mayard
December 10, 2014
Early this year, Cosby had a sitcom in development for NBC and a stand-up special in development for Netflix.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account
December 1, 2014
I read that the series Hello Ladies came from a stand-up show of yours.Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’
November 22, 2014
The edge of a stand-up collar, stiff with gold embroidery, rubbed her cheek.The Rescue
He lighted one, and stuck it on the ledge of the stand-up desk.Victory
There is no harm in a stand-up fight with the weapons of nature.The Making Of A Novelist
David Christie Murray
There were ladies in coats and stand-up collars, and gentlemen with ringlets.All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome
This will do away with the stand-up look that sleeves sometimes have.Textiles and Clothing
Kate Heintz Watson
Word Origin and History for stand-up
"courageous," 1811, originally of fist fights. To stand (someone) up "fail to keep an appointment" is attested from 1902. Stand-up comic first attested 1966.