- nounthe lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg• Syn: ↑cuff• Derivationally related forms: ↑turn up• Hyponyms: ↑trouser cuff• Part Meronyms: ↑facing
* * *I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)Etymology: turn up2.a. : the turned-up part of an article of clothingb. chiefly Britain : a cuff on a trouser leg
the black mud closed over his shoes and the turnups of his trousers — Graham Greene3.a. : a card turned faceup to fix or propose the trumpb. : upcard 1aII. adjectiveEtymology: turn up1. : turned up
turnup nose2. : made or fitted to be turned up
* * */terrn"up'/, n.1. something that is turned up or that turns up.2. upturn (def. 6).3. Brit. a cuff on a pair of trousers.adj.5. that is or may be turned up.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.