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gussy up

/ (ˈɡʌsɪ) /
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verb -sies, -sying or -sied (tr, adverb)
slang, mainly US to give (a person or thing) a smarter or more interesting appearance
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Word Origin for gussy up

C20: probably from the name Gussie, diminutive of Augusta
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