Definition of wind-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wind-up

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwaɪnd ʌp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwaɪnd ʌp//
 
 
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(British English, informal) something that somebody says or does in order to be deliberately annoying, especially as a joke Is this a wind-up?