Pronunciation: (dres'up"), [key]
being an occasion, situation, etc., for which one must be somewhat formally well-dressed: the first dress-up dance of the season.
a. a person's best clothes: Wear your dress-ups for the reception.
b. accessories or other added features: a car with custom dress-ups.
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