Also, all gussied up. Dressed up, as in Dana loves to get all gussied up and go to a fine restaurant. The origin of this expression is not clear, though possibly it relates to the earlier use of the noun gussie (derived from a proper name) for an effeminate man. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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But whether these gussied-up chicken nuggets helps boost sales, foot traffic or market share is almost beside the point.Domino’s Fried-Chicken Pizza Means We’ve Hit Peak Food Trolling|Daniel Gross|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My Lecter-like sense of smell tells me this gussied-up stinker has the whiff of “hit” all over it.‘Hannibal’: Ken Tucker on His Lack of Appetite for NBC’s Serial-Killer Drama|Ken Tucker|April 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST