gussied up

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gussied up

Rur. dressed up fancy. All the girls got gussied up for the dance, but the guys wore their regular clothes. Mary really got gussied up. She even curled her hair.
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gussied up

Also, all gussied up. Dressed up, as in Dana loves to get all gussied up and go to a fine restaurant. The origin of this expression is not clear, though possibly it relates to the earlier use of the noun gussie (derived from a proper name) for an effeminate man. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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gussied up

(ˈgəsid...)
mod. dressed up in one’s best clothing. (Folksy.) I like to get gussied up and go out on the town.
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Julian explained: "She was on one of those inflatable armchairs, all gussied up in hat, scarf and sunglasses.
He said: "She was in the pool on one of those inflatable armchairs, all gussied up in hat, scarf and sunglasses.
Gals who want to get all gussied up for proms, weddings, and galas know just where to shop this summer.
To see the children all gussied up in their finery--beautiful white dresses for the girls, natty black suits for the boys--sets my heart to sinking.
Women like to get all gussied up so you don't really have to tell them what to wear.
Many acoustic guitar recordings of original compositions sound like old folk licks all gussied up, but this set by Peter Finger sounds fresh and original, as if the guitar just happens to be his instrument.
How could you ever forget (Delete as appropriate) getting all gussied up in an enormous flouncy dress/ half-strangling yourself with your first tux?