- concocted; falsely fabricated or invented: a made-up story.
- being in makeup; wearing facial cosmetics.
- put together; finished.
Origin of made-up
First recorded in 1600–10
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Related Wordsfictional, fabricated, imaginary, make-believe, mythical, prepared, specious, unreal, untrue, false, trumped-up
Examples from the Web for made-up
Phonetic, made-up lyrics are another venerable tradition of folk music, and “pa-rum-pa-pa-pum” is iconic of the genre.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.
December 24, 2014
The ‘Obesity Epidemic’ Hits Coachella So do ‘Regis and the Philbins’ and several other made-up bands.Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush, A.J. Clemente & More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
April 27, 2013
Trailblazer might sound like a made-up award, but at least Watson said something meaningful.MTV Movie Awards 2013 Best Moments: Rebel Wilson & More (VIDEO)
April 15, 2013
He tried to deny he had said what he said, telling Fox Business Network this was “a made-up story.”Rick Santorum Sweeps the Louisiana Primary With Easy Win Over Mitt Romney
March 25, 2012
“People really have the impression that this is a made-up thing,” she tells The Daily Beast.The GOP's Nightmare Debate
November 4, 2011
But a made-up story is one thing and a story of facts is another.Things as They Are
I could stake my life upon it she wears a wig, that her complexion is a 'made-up' one.Pretty Madcap Dorothy
Laura Jean Libbey
It has a sort of probable sound, and yet it's a made-up name.The Story of a Play
W. D. Howells
These must be real words, not meaningless syllables or made-up words.The Measurement of Intelligence
Lewis Madison Terman
And mother, too, if she likes, though I should love to see her made-up as Shylock!About Peggy Saville
Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
- invented; fictionala made-up story
- wearing make-upa well made-up woman
- put together; assembled
- (of a road) surfaced with asphalt, concrete, etc
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