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  1. something that is turned up or that turns up.
  2. upturn(def 6).
  3. British. a cuff on a pair of trousers.
  4. Chiefly British. fight; row; disturbance.
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  1. that is or may be turned up.
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Origin of turnup

First recorded in 1605–15; noun use of verb phrase turn up
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Examples from the Web for turnup

Historical Examples of turnup

  • He was a man of medium size, with a pair of small eyes, and a turnup nose.

    Driven From Home

    Horatio Alger

  • He has carroty hair, reddish cheeks, a turnup nose, and a sage look.

  • (Spoken)—She's a nice wegitable countenance; turnup nose, redish cheeks, and carroty hair.

    Gallery of Comicalities

    Robert Cruikshank