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cut·up

 (kŭt′ŭp′)
n. Informal
A mischievous person; a prankster.

cut•up

(ˈkʌtˌʌp)

n. Informal.
a prankster or show-off.
[1775–85]
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cutup

noun
Informal. One who causes minor trouble or damage:
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Behind them along the narrow, sodden, cutup forest road came hussars in threes and fours, and then Cossacks: some in felt cloaks, some in French greatcoats, and some with horsecloths over their heads.
It's like they've adopted William Burrough's cutup technique of writing and just thrown the words 'change', 'future', 'better', 'hardworking' and 'believe' up in the air and adopted whatever statement they landed in the form of.
Ferguson, television's kinetic Scottish cutup, on Friday brings to a close his decade-long run as host of CBS' "The Late Late Show.
Part of the reason is undoubtedly that, even before he adopted the cutup method of the painter Brion Gysin, Burroughs treated language as if it were the type of physical matter manipulated by a visual artist.
A few examples of transient fuels are Christmas decorations, paint and solvents in stairwells during redecorating, unpacked foam cups in cardboard boxes after delivery, cutup cardboard boxes awaiting removal, upholstered furniture after delivery, and stacked folding chairs.
The brash vaudevillian cutup cult figure who told Sophie Tucker jokes was the forerunner of today's mouthy downtown divas like Bridget Everett, a brassy, boozy storyteller with a big voice, and Meow Meow, an Australian singer with a sophisticated European approach.
Meli told me were made with beer and cutup turkey gizzards.
I now treat [the cutup text] as a bank of potential images," writes Noon, "I go through the text, taking each group of words in turn as a self-contained unit.
He's the shit-talking cutup of the crew and the only member who insists on putting traditional utensils to use ("real Gs use chopsticks").
Nurses cutup, stacked, and glued thick rubber floor mats to make lifts for patients' shoes.
Her strong suit wasn't math, she told an interviewer: "At the end of the year in my eighth grade algebra class, I wrote a note to my teacher that basically said, 'I know that I'm kinda a cutup and I like to crack the jokes now and again, but it's only because I struggle with math.