het up


adjective Informal.

indignant; irate; upset: She was really het up about the new city tax.
enthusiastic: John is suddenly het up about racing cars.

Origin of het up

1920–25; het, archaic or dial. past participle of heat + up
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Related Words for het up

burning, indignant, irate, upset

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Historical Examples of het up

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British Dictionary definitions for het up

het up


angry; excitedtoo many people are getting het up about money in rugby
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