Definition of Cut-up

1. Noun. Someone who plays practical jokes on others.




Definition of Cut-up

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of cutup) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cut-up

cut-and-paste
cut-and-shut
cut-and-thrust
cut-back
cut-in
cut-off
cut-offs
cut-out
cut-outs
cut-price
cut-rate
cut-rate sale
cut-throat
cut-throat razor
cut-throat razors
cut-up (current term)
cut a caper
cut a dash
cut a rug
cut a swath
cut a swathe
cut a wide swath
cut a wide swathe
cut across
cut and cover
cut and dried
cut and paste
cut and run
cut away
cut back

Literary usage of Cut-up

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1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"Cut up fat, to (common), to leave at one's death a good estate. ... I'm not so sorry, after all, that they cut up rough, and ploughed me. ..."

2. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"Missouri risings.— Pope's coat and papers captured.—Cut up at Manassas.—Clothing captured of the enemy. AUGUST IST. ..."

3. The slang dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"... plenty, if one cut does not suffice, plenty remains to come at again ; CUT UP, to mortify, to criticise severely, or expose ; CUT UP SHINES, ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"He was induced, he says, to cut up Mr Croly, ; mock ignorance of the reviewer is rendered quite comical by the naivete of i because he is an obscure and ..."

5. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Death of Captain Sparkes. — Extension of the Insurrection. — Checked. — Many Parties cut up. — Troops penetrate into the Hills. ..."

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