getup

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n getup a set of clothing (with accessories) "his getup was exceedingly elegant"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • getup A set of clothing (with accessories); as, what are you doing in that getup?; -- often used with implied disapproval or scorn.
    • getup General composition or structure; manner in which the parts of a thing are combined; arrangement; format; make-up; style of dress, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n getup Equipment; dress; appearance; style.
    • n getup The general manner or style of production; external appearance or qualities: as, the get-up of the book is excellent.
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Usage

In literature:

There was cheer in Naab's "Getup," now, and the horses quickened with it.
"The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey
But look at her getup!
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
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" by Sewell Ford
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In news:

Maybe it's because it makes us think of our Dads: Their vacation getup of the dreaded sock-and- sandal combo, goofy hat and camera around the neck.
The Victoria's Secret fashion show always causes a stir, thanks to half-naked models wearing outrageously sexy getups.
With his ghoulish getups and pointy, trademark Eddie Munster tribute "devilock" 'do, Only sports one of punk's most recognizable looks.
How a Halloween getup went badly wrong.
Top 5 most preposterous getups in games.
As for @80sJen, @Jen14221's hilarious parody account, she's into the Swedes' getups.
Boyfriend insists she wear revealing getups — to attract other dudes.
See Miley's wild, cleavage -baring getup.
On Wednesday,LeAnn Rimes shared her 2012 Halloween getup to her 300,000-plus Twitter followers.
Rihanna's Met-ball getup may have been the second most attention-getting of the night, next to Madonna's crazy drunken-maid-stripper outfit.
Eric is a far more entertaining journalist to watch than Wolf could ever hope to be, but he's a touch more scary in this getup.
It's strange to see the guys from Rascal Flatts without their costume-y getups on.
Raven 's one fashionable 5-year-old in this classic 90s getup.
Wearing adult- sized diapers may be a strange way to voice your disapproval, but the infant-inspired getup will definitely get you noticed.
Wearing adult-sized diapers may be a strange way to voice your disapproval, but the infant-inspired getup will definitely get you noticed.
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