Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Slang To dress or decorate elaborately; adorn or embellish: gussied herself up in sequins and feathers.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Perhaps from Australian slang gussie, an effeminate man, from Gussie, diminutive of the personal name Augustus.

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