abovestairs

1 of 3

adverb

above·​stairs
: in or on an upper story
they sat abovestairs

abovestairs

2 of 3

adjective

"
: located on an upper story
a room abovestairs

abovestairs

3 of 3

noun plural but singular in construction

"
: the part of a building above the ground floor
a shout from abovestairs

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

derivative of abovestairs entry 1

Noun plural but singular in construction

derivative of abovestairs entry 1

First Known Use

Adverb

1606, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1597, in the meaning defined above

Noun Plural But Singular In Construction

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abovestairs was in 1597

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“Abovestairs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abovestairs. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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