(gĭd′ē-ŭp′) also gid·dy·ap (-ăp′, -ŭp′) or gid·dap (gĭ-dăp′, -dŭp′)
Used to command a horse to go ahead or go at a faster pace.

[Alteration of get up.]
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(ɡɪˈdæp) or


an exclamation used to make a horse go faster
[C20: colloquial form of get up]
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Command to a horse to start or to move faster.
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When they got to the gate the light was red, but the policeman ignored it and shouted "giddap" to the horse and drove on through the red light.