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[ turn-uhp ]
/ ˈtɜrnˌʌp /


something that is turned up or that turns up.
British. a cuff on a pair of trousers.
Chiefly British. fight; row; disturbance.


that is or may be turned up.

Nearby words

turnstile, turnstone, turntable, turntable ladder, turntablist, turnup, turnverein, turophile, turp, turpentine, turpentine tree

Origin of turnup

First recorded in 1605–15; noun use of verb phrase turn up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for turnup

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

    Driven From Home|Horatio Alger
  • (Spoken)—She's a nice wegitable countenance; turnup nose, redish cheeks, and carroty hair.

    Gallery of Comicalities|Robert Cruikshank
  • He has carroty hair, reddish cheeks, a turnup nose, and a sage look.