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Re: "i gussed up the recipe by adding"

Posted by ESC on July 09, 2003

In Reply to: "I gussed up the recipe by adding" what is the origin of guss up posted by Les on July 09, 2003

: "i gussed up the recipe by adding" what is the origin of guss up

I am guessing that it relates to "getting gussied up," meaning to get dressed up in one's best outfit.

From Merriam-Webster online:

Main Entry: gus·sy up
Pronunciation: 'g&-sE-'&p
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): gus·sied up; gus·sy·ing up
Etymology: origin unknown
Date: 1952
: DRESS UP, EMBELLISH