Definition of gussy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gussy

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌsi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gussy
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌsi//
 
he / she / it gussies
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌsiz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌsiz//
 
past simple gussied
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌsid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌsid//
 
past participle gussied
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌsid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌsid//
 
-ing form gussying
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌsiɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌsiɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin 1940s: perhaps from Gussie, pet form of the given name Augustus. Phrasal Verbsgussy up
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gussy

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