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cut·up

 (kŭt′ŭp′)
n. Informal
A mischievous person; a prankster.
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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.
He said that new customers had begun coming to him specifically for his watermelons; he now sells 35 cutup melons per day in addition to around 16 whole ones.
Grant's boys basketball team left an opposing gym without a cutup souvenir net for the second night in a row.
Burroughs, Beat novelist and proponent of the cutup method.
Even so, business at Sao Paulo's SP-Arte--Latin America's most important contemporary art fair--was surprisingly buoyant (7-10 April), inevitably, artists were found responding to both crises, with Peruvian artist Sandra Gamarra at Carbono Galeria, for instance, exposing embattled presidents by painting over their clothes in newspaper cuttings to bare them to the world, and Colombian Rodrigo Torres (SIM Galeria) creating enchanting map collages out of cutup obsolete currencies.
"All the fabrics in it are cutup draperies or dishtowels or tablecloths.
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.''
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.
"professional," is apparently a bit of a card, a kind of cutup, a wit, a class clown, as it were.
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.