Disguise vs Getup - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between disguise and getup
is that disguise
is attire (eg clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another while getup
is (chiefly|us|informal) a costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.
As a verb disguise
is to change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
Attire (e.g. clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
(figuratively) The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.
The act of disguising, notably as a ploy
- ''That cape and mask complete his disguise .
- ''Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies.
To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
- Spies often disguise themselves.
To avoid giving away or revealing (something secret); to hide by a false appearance.
- Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
(archaic) To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
- He disguised his true intentions.
- I have just left the right worshipful, and his myrmidons, about a sneaker or five gallons; the whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I gave them the ship.
* 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."
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