getup

1 of 2

noun

get·​up ˈget-ˌəp How to pronounce getup (audio)
1
2
: general composition or structure

get up

2 of 2

verb

got up; got up or gotten up; getting up; gets up

intransitive verb

1
a
: to arise from bed
b
: to rise to one's feet
c
2
: to go ahead or faster
used in the imperative as a command especially to driven animals

transitive verb

1
: to make preparations for : organize
got up a party for the newcomers
2
: to arrange as to external appearance : dress
3
: to acquire a knowledge of
4
: to create in oneself
cannot get up the courage to tell them

Examples of getup in a Sentence

Noun He came onstage in a cowboy getup. a guy in a crazy getup Verb you need to get right up when the alarm goes off in the morning all got up in her Sunday best
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
In Anaheim Hills, a community favorite cheered the crowd as pups in their best patriotic getups strutted in the Yankee Doodle Dog Show, before the annual community parade and festival offered entertainment for the rest of the day. Heather McRea, Orange County Register, 4 July 2024 In the past, she's donned realistic getups to embody megastars like Barbra Streisand, Jessica Lange and Lana Del Rey. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 27 June 2024
Verb
The males can get up to 6 feet tall and 500 pounds; the females can grow up to 4 ½ feet tall and 200 pounds, according to the Smithsonian. Michael Loria, USA TODAY, 16 July 2024 Maybe, for those of us with midsummer melancholia, the best solution is to simply ignore what other people get up to when the mercury rises. Kyle MacNeill, Vogue, 15 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for getup 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of getup was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Getup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/getup. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

getup

1 of 2 noun
get·​up ˈget-ˌəp How to pronounce getup (audio)

get up

2 of 2 verb
get-ˈəp,
git-
1
a
: to arise from bed
b
: to rise to one's feet
2
: prepare sense 2, organize
get up a petition
3
: to produce in oneself by effort
get up the courage
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