One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1With modifying adverb. That has been prepared, produced, dressed, or turned out in a specified way.
2Artificially produced, elaborated, or adorned, for purposes of effect or deception.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Diary; or, Woodfall's Register. From got, past participle of get + up, after to get up.
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