Definition of jump-up in English:

jump-up

noun

  • 1A jump in an upward direction.

    spring, jump, jump up, bound, dart
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  • 2An informal Caribbean dance or celebration.

    • ‘St Lucia's carnival was traditionally held in February as a pre-Lenten jump-up.’
    • ‘They must understand that it is not sufficient for them simply to march and then go to Woodford Square for a jump-up.’
    • ‘I'd wolfed down a small bowl of cereal early Saturday morning and darted into the city to pick up last-minute Carnival regalia before the Monday jump-up: spray paint, glitter, cosmetics and stockings.’
    • ‘As I drove to work on Friday morning, the last mentioned was bemoaning the fact that local calypsonians seem to vanish the minute the street jump-ups are over.’
    • ‘The director added that the two-day jump-up is not the its central thrust as it is more concerned with the development of Carnival.’
    party, function, gathering, event, affair, occasion, festivities, festival, fete, carnival, gala, jamboree
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Pronunciation

jump-up

/ˈjəmpəp/