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Related to gussied: gussied up, all gussied up


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.]
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The scene of a gussied up bride running on the road seeking help drew a large crowd.
Your example has had the barrels cut off and someone has gussied up the stock to try and make it look like an "Old West" Wells Fargo gun.
But, Vice's first appearance is definitely not destitute, she's all glammed and gussied up and even has a retinue of similarly garish gay amigas.
Because the iconic Lark Lane eatery is being gussied up with a new "lick of paint" - the first it's had in many years.
Two dozen or so debs wearing white, their male escorts all gussied up in formal wear, and proud papas and mamas beaming as the first notes of the traditional waltz were struck--familiar scenes from the 34th annual Debutante Ball, held at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.
Julian explained: "She was on one of those inflatable armchairs, all gussied up in hat, scarf and sunglasses.
He said: "She was in the pool on one of those inflatable armchairs, all gussied up in hat, scarf and sunglasses.
A playful riff on Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief, gussied up with split-screen gimmickry.
Owner Leslie Rudd has gussied up the place with an espresso and ice cream pick-up window, and kept the locally produced goodies like chocolates, honey, jams, and a rainbow of produce from the market's own farmer, Omar Morgan.
Call it 'creation science' or 'intelligent design' if you like, but it's still the same old fundamentalist Christian doctrine gussied up as science to try to slip it into biology classrooms.
Looking through old mugshots and crime scenes, Bennett and his partners Felix Chan and Arran Russell were impressed by how gussied up the guys looked.
Then it's dressed and gussied up like it's headed for the zombie town fair, so the mourners can file past to pray and secretly gape while making the sign of the cross.