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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. 2018.
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  • He went to see headquarters in that get-up and lunched with the staff-officers.

    One Man's Initiation--1917 John Dos Passos
  • Smith shook his head and pantomimed Handy to survey his get-up.

    A Pirate of Parts Richard Neville
  • Your get-up is splendid, my lad, and it makes me impatient to be off.

    Jack at Sea George Manville Fenn
  • 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 conveyed no information about his social position or means.

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

    The Celebrity, Complete Winston Churchill
  • But, somehow—such is instinct—I did not like the get-up of this man.

  • The volume is well and prettily bound, and its “get-up” is admirable.

    A Cathedral Courtship Kate Douglas Wiggin
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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