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[get-uhp] /ˈgɛtˌʌp/


[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.
Also, get-up.
Origin of getup
1825-35; noun use of verb phrase get up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for getup
  • The creature inside this getup seems game but arthritic and perplexed.
  • Recently, the selection of different costumes has improved, but it's still difficult to find a great getup.
  • Whether the design was inspired or abhorrent, credit had to be given for the uniqueness of the getup.
  • The authors have skillfully made a selection of topics aimed at helping the beginner getup to speed.
  • When anyone of the three wished to have another beer, he would getup and remove it from the refrigerator.
  • They can lose speed on long or steep hills and it may take longer for these vehicles to getup to speed when they enter traffic.
Slang definitions & phrases for getup


  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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