get-up
getup get"up, get-up get"-up, n. 1. General composition or structure; manner in which the parts of a thing are combined; arrangement; format; make-up; style of dress, etc. [Colloq.] --H. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: A set of clothing (with accessories); as, what are you doing in that getup?; -- often used with implied disapproval or scorn. [informal] [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: outfit, rig. [WordNet 1.5]


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