(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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(ˌgɪd iˈæp, -ˈʌp)

also gid•dap

(gɪˈdæp, -ˈdʌp)



(used as a command to a horse to speed up.)
[1920–25, Amer.; informal pronoun of get up]
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