gussied up

gussied up

Dressed or decorated fancifully or attractively, especially in a showy, garish, or tawdry manner. You sure got gussied up for the occasion! A tuxedo and everything! Samantha's always going around town all gussied up in those tacky dresses and cheap makeup.
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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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References in classic literature ?
That's a charm; some kind of hoodoo business that one o' them priests gave him to keep him out o' trouble.
They say it has what you Americans call a hoodoo on it.
The scene of a gussied up bride running on the road seeking help drew a large crowd.
Your example has had the barrels cut off and someone has gussied up the stock to try and make it look like an "Old West" Wells Fargo gun.
But, Vice's first appearance is definitely not destitute, she's all glammed and gussied up and even has a retinue of similarly garish gay amigas.
Because the iconic Lark Lane eatery is being gussied up with a new "lick of paint" - the first it's had in many years.
Julian, a guest at her South of France house, said: "She was 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.
Julian explained: "She was on one of those inflatable armchairs, all gussied up in hat, scarf and sunglasses.
EXPECT TO SEE IT MASHED, GRILLED, GUSSIED UP IN SALADS AND EVEN USED TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA CRUST.
A playful riff on Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief, gussied up with split-screen gimmickry.
Owner Leslie Rudd has gussied up the place with an espresso and ice cream pick-up window, and kept the locally produced goodies like chocolates, honey, jams, and a rainbow of produce from the market's own farmer, Omar Morgan.
Call it 'creation science' or 'intelligent design' if you like, but it's still the same old fundamentalist Christian doctrine gussied up as science to try to slip it into biology classrooms.
It's not uncommon for the royals to be gussied up, but here's a recap of their outfits from the Diamond Jubilee in photos.
Looking through old mugshots and crime scenes, Bennett and his partners Felix Chan and Arran Russell were impressed by how gussied up the guys looked.