Attire vs Getup - What's the difference?

attire | getup |


As a verb attire

is .

As a noun getup is

(chiefly|us|informal) a costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.

attire

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes.
  • He was wearing his formal attire .
  • (heraldiccharge) The single horn of a deer or stag.
  • Verb

  • To dress or garb.
  • We will attire him in fine clothing so he can make a good impression.
    He stood there, attired in his best clothes, waiting for applause.

    Anagrams

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    getup

    English

    Alternative forms

    * get up * get-up

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, US, informal) A costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.
  • *1899 ,
  • When near the buildings I met a white man, in such an unexpected elegance of get–up that in the first moment I took him for a sort of vision.
  • * 1917 , " 1,200 Reading Firemen March," Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania, USA), 28 Oct. p. 4:
  • The Schnitzelbank Band, each member attired in an odd getup , received many comments for the manner in which the men marched.
  • * 2009 , " Worried They Will Miss the War: Inside the Mind of West Point's Class of 2009," Newsweek , 6 June:
  • [A] parade of costumed cadets trots by: a shark costume, an Uncle Sam getup and three young men in form-fitting bodysuits.
  • (informal) A fight or altercation.
  • * 2002 , Andrea Sachs, " Caricature Builder," Time , 21 Jan.:
  • "A bully. Picked on fellows. He loved to fight. But I never saw him in a getup with a fellow his own size."
  • (publishing) Layout and production style, as of a magazine.
  • See also

    * all get up * get up