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Word of the Day 01/17/19 Gussy

Gussy (verb)
gussy [guhs-ee] Informal.


verb (used with object), gus·sied, gus·sy·ing.
1. to enhance the attractiveness of in a gimmicky, showy manner (usually followed by up): a room gussied up with mirrors and lights.

verb (used without object), gus·sied, gus·sy·ing.
2. to dress in one's best clothes (usually followed by up): to gussy up for the ball.


Origin: First recorded in 1935–40; of obscure origin

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