Dictionary.com

stand-up

or stand·up

[ stand-uhp ]
/ ˈstændˌʌp /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: stand-up / stand-ups on Thesaurus.com

adjective
noun
comedy in which a comedian delivers a monologue while alone on the stage: We bought tickets to see some stand-up at a club downtown.
a comedian who delivers such monologues: I've been a stand-up for about five years.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of stand-up

First recorded in 1580–90; adjective and noun use of verb phrase stand up
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use stand-up in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stand-up

stand up

verb (adverb)
adjective stand-up (prenominal)
noun stand-up
a stand-up comedian
stand-up comedy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with stand-up

stand up

1

Remain valid, sound, or durable, as in His claim will not stand up in court, or Our old car stood up well over time. [Mid-1900s]

2

Fail to keep a date or appointment with, as in Al stood her up twice in the past week, and that will be the end of their relationship. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see stand up for; stand up to; stand up with.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK