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gussy

[ guhs-ee ]
/ ˈgʌs i /
Informal.
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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.

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Origin of gussy

First recorded in 1935–40; of obscure origin
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