up-country

adjective
up-coun·​try | \ ˈəp-ˌkən-trē How to pronounce up-country (audio) \

Definition of up-country

: of, relating to, or characteristic of an inland, upland, or outlying region an up-country farm Up-country people, an independent lot who felt well removed from the coastal nabobs, raised fruit, small grains, horses and cattle, and whatever else was manageable and profitable in their valleys and hollows.— James MacGregor Burns

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up-country \ ˈəp-​ˌkən-​trē How to pronounce up-country (audio) \ noun
From north to south, east to west, city to up-country, Thailand has a lot of variations, accents, foods and traditions. The Thaiger The young doctor from Philadelphia came to the up-country of South Carolina to seek his fortune … — Jessie Poesch
up-country \ ˈəp-​ˈkən-​trē How to pronounce up-country (audio) \ adverb
… he went to boarding school at Ricks Institute up-country — Helene Cooper

First Known Use of up-country

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“Up-country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up-country. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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up-country

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of up-country

old-fashioned : of or relating to an area of land that is toward the middle of a country, north of a country, or outside of a particular region

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