Attire vs Getup - What's the difference?
As a verb attire
As a noun getup is
(chiefly|us|informal) a costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.
One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes.
(heraldiccharge) The single horn of a deer or stag.
- He was wearing his formal attire .
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.
* get up
(chiefly, US, informal) A costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.
* 1917 , "
- 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.
1,200 Reading Firemen March," Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania, USA), 28 Oct. p. 4:
* 2009 , "
- The Schnitzelbank Band, each member attired in an odd getup , received many comments for the manner in which the men marched.
Worried They Will Miss the War: Inside the Mind of West Point's Class of 2009," Newsweek , 6 June:
(informal) A fight or altercation.
* 2002 , Andrea Sachs, "
- [A] parade of costumed cadets trots by: a shark costume, an Uncle Sam getup and three young men in form-fitting bodysuits.
Caricature Builder," Time , 21 Jan.:
(publishing) Layout and production style, as of a magazine.
- "A bully. Picked on fellows. He loved to fight. But I never saw him in a getup with a fellow his own size."
* all get up
* get up