- 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
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Examples from the Web for getup
She was met with boos and shouts, as a man wearing a Revolutionary War getup yelled, “Let someone else speak!”CPAC Panel on Transcending Racist Label Breaks Down Into Verbal Chaos
March 16, 2013
There was cheer in Naab's "Getup," now, and the horses quickened with it.The Heritage of the Desert
The matter of his speech was excellent, its form, occasionally, as extravagant as his getup.
Couldn't tell that so much from her getup as from the Frenchy hat and boulevard whiskers he's sportin'.Shorty McCabe on the Job