1. dressed in fancy or formal clothing
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How To Use dressed-up In A Sentence

  • My fault for being such an eejit as to give a charlatan a fortune for dressed-up tripe.
  • The biggest building at the country club—which they called the clubhouse—was all lit up when we got there, and a few cars were rolling around the circular drive for the dressed-up people coming and going. Freefall
  • Whenever I go to Chester, and a dressed-up madam jostles against me, I shall call her carn-butein. Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery
  • If anyone needs proof that we enjoyed a more innocent childhood than today's crop of mini-mes, all we have to do is look at the current craze in dressed-up moulded plastic: Bratz dolls.
  • Users can even snap a photo to preserve the memory of their dressed-up characters.
  • Humour dressed-up in combat fatigues: poor excuse for a sick joke?
  • Remington's only over-and-under, the Model 332 12 gauge has been enhanced with a "dressed-up" appearance and traditional engraving.
  • One scene stands out in particular; it's a songfest held in an igloo where everyone is dressed-up in sparklingly clean white parkas and decked out in their best furs.
  • All night, squads of dressed-up campesinos trotted through town, the men strumming charangos, the women shrilling praise-songs to whichever roadless hamlet they'd walked from.
  • And what you would have formerly thought of as sporty - tattersalls, gingham checks, and subtle plaids - now come in dressed-up versions.
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