Gussie

or Gus·sy

[ guhs-ee ]
/ ˈgʌs i /

noun

a female given name, form of Augusta.

Definition for gussies (2 of 2)

gussy

[ guhs-ee ]
/ ˈgʌs i /
Informal.

verb (used with object), gus·sied, gus·sy·ing.

to enhance the attractiveness of in a gimmicky, showy manner (usually followed by up): a room gussied up with mirrors and lights.

verb (used without object), gus·sied, gus·sy·ing.

to dress in one's best clothes (usually followed by up): to gussy up for the ball.

Origin of gussy

First recorded in 1935–40; of obscure origin
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