dress-up

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dress-up  (dresup′),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. being an occasion, situation, etc., for which one must be somewhat formally well-dressed:the first dress-up dance of the season.

n. 
  1. Informal TermsUsually,  dress-ups. 
    • a person's best clothes:Wear your dress-ups for the reception.
    • accessories or other added features:a car with custom dress-ups.
  • noun, nominal, adjective, adjectival use of verb, verbal phrase dress up 1665–75

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