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shipshape

[ ship-sheyp ]
/ ˈʃɪpˌʃeɪp /
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adjective

in good order; well-arranged; trim or tidy.

adverb

in a shipshape manner.

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Origin of shipshape

First recorded in 1635–45; ship1 + shape
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British Dictionary definitions for shipshape

shipshape
/ (ˈʃɪpˌʃeɪp) /

adjective

neat; orderly

adverb

in a neat and orderly manner
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