[ leys-uhp ]
/ ˈleɪsˌʌp /


anything that laces up, especially a boot with shoelaces that lace up from the vamp to the top of the boot.


having a lace that is laced up as a closure: a lace-up blouse.

Origin of lace-up

First recorded in 1830–40; noun and adj. use of verb phrase lace up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lace up

lace up


(tr, adverb) to tighten or fasten (clothes or footwear) with laces

adjective lace-up

(of footwear) to be fastened with laces

noun lace-up

a lace-up shoe or boot
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