: an honest or respectable course
used in the phrase on the up-and-up

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of up-and-up was in 1863

Dictionary Entries Near up-and-up

Cite this Entry

“Up-and-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up-and-up. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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