a written description or account, as in a newspaper or magazine: The play got a terrible write-up.
Accounting. an increase in the book value of a corporation that is not warranted by the true assets of the corporation.

Origin of write-up

1880–85, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase write up
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Related Words for write-up

account, blurb, notice, review

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  • He shall have them, together with a write-up that will make this town's hair stand on end.

    Old Ebenezer

    Opie Read

  • And he not only showed Angela his "Willcox's," with the write-up in it, but bestowed it upon her, for her own.

    Angela's Business

    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • Moreover, the third write-up had been in the hands of a famous weekly for ten days now.

    Angela's Business

    Henry Sydnor Harrison

  • The point is that a write-up brings in fifty dollars, while sonnets are a drug in the market.


    William McFee

  • You may use the Oakdale part of the story as you heard it at the time it happened, but my name must not be used in your write-up.