gussy(redirected from gussies)
tr.v. gus·sied, gus·sy·ing, gus·sies Slang
To dress or decorate elaborately; adorn or embellish: gussied herself up in sequins and feathers.
[Perhaps from Australian slang gussie, an effeminate man, from Gussie, diminutive of the personal name Augustus.]
v. -sied, -sy•ing. Informal. v.t.
1. to adorn or decorate in a gimmicky, showy manner (usu. fol. by up): to gussy up a room with mirrors and lights.v.i.
2. to dress in one's best clothes (usu. fol. by up).
[1950–55; of obscure orig.]