[ guhs-ee ]

verb (used with object),gus·sied, gus·sy·ing.
  1. 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.
  1. 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

Words Nearby gussy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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