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[get-uhp] /ˈgɛtˌʌp/


or get-up

[get-uhp] /ˈgɛtˌʌp/
noun, Informal.
costume; outfit:
Everyone will stare at you if you wear that getup.
arrangement or format; style:
the getup of a new cookbook.
Origin of getup
First recorded in 1825-35; noun use of verb phrase get up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Anyway, I wish for an explanation as to why you're walking about in that get-up.

    Men, Women and Guns H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  • A fly was standing at it, and as we passed, the Henniker in her Sunday get-up was stepping into it!

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
  • His get-up, with his thick fur-collared greatcoat, was not unlike the ordinary Turkish officer seen in a dim light.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • His get-up conveyed no information about his social position or means.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • The greatest care has been devoted to the get-up of the Library.

  • And he had chosen just the get-up I should have picked for detective work in that region.

    The Celebrity, Complete Winston Churchill
  • I do not know who was responsible for Miss Latouche's get-up, or if she really required an extra wrap.

    The Argosy Various
  • But, somehow—such is instinct—I did not like the get-up of this man.

Slang definitions & phrases for get-up



  1. The end of a prison term (1925+ Underworld)
  2. ress; costume and grooming: Why the fancy get-up today? (1861+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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