verb (used with object), gus·sied, gus·sy·ing.
verb (used without object), gus·sied, gus·sy·ing.
Origin of gussy
Definition for gussy (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for gussy
But Spode is a character from pure planet Wodehouse—just as much as Aunt Agatha or Gussy Fink-Nottle.
Gussy 'pares in the background and givs the gals $5 to danse a bally for his own speshell benerfit.
If we are to judge folk by their wames, gussy pig gruntin' in the trough wad be king o' men.Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
The gals then go thru a lot of moshuns, dansin the racket, and Gussy sets 'em up.
Word Origin and History for gussy
"to dress up or decorate in a showy way," 1952, American English slang, apparently from Gussy (1940), schoolyard slang name for an overly dressed person, perhaps related to gussie (1901) "effeminate man," and somehow connected to the nickname for Augusta and Augustus.