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turnup

[turn-uhp] /ˈtɜrnˌʌp/
noun
1.
something that is turned up or that turns up.
2.
upturn (def 6).
3.
British. a cuff on a pair of trousers.
4.
Chiefly British. fight; row; disturbance.
adjective
5.
that is or may be turned up.
Origin of turnup
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; noun use of verb phrase turn up
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  • He was a man of medium size, with a pair of small eyes, and a turnup nose.

    Driven From Home Horatio Alger
  • He has carroty hair, reddish cheeks, a turnup nose, and a sage look.

  • (Spoken)—She's a nice wegitable countenance; turnup nose, redish cheeks, and carroty hair.

    Gallery of Comicalities Robert Cruikshank

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