[gid-ee-ap, -uhp]


(used as a command to a horse to speed up).

Also gid·dap [gi-dap, -duhp] /gɪˈdæp, -ˈdʌp/, gid·dy·up [gid-ee-uhp] /ˌgɪd iˈʌp/.

Origin of giddyap

1920–25, Americanism; informal pronunciation of get up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for giddap

Historical Examples of giddap

  • Giddap, Tiffany, he said, wholly oblivious to Jims presence on earth.

    Sudden Jim

    Clarence Budington Kelland

  • Shake, neighbor, and may your age be–––Giddap there, Prince!

    Jessica, the Heiress

    Evelyn Raymond

  • 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

  • "Giddap," he said to the mare, and dropped the reins on her back.

    Scattergood Baines

    Clarence Budington Kelland

  • And if you got behind her and shoved and told her to “Giddap!”

    The Human Drift

    Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for giddap


giddy-up (ˌɡɪdɪˈʌp)


an exclamation used to make a horse go faster

Word Origin for giddap

C20: colloquial form of get up
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