Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “shipshape”

shipshape

adjective uk   /ˈʃɪp.ʃeɪp/ informal us  
tidy and with everything in its correct place: The builders have gone, but it'll take a while to get things shipshape again.Clean and tidy
(Definition of shipshape from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of shipshape?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Clean & tidy, but you might be interested in these topics from the Clean, dirty and cleaning topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “shipshape”

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More