up-country

adjective

up-coun·​try ˈəp-ˌkən-trē How to pronounce up-country (audio)
: 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
up-country 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 adverb
… he went to boarding school at Ricks Institute up-country Helene Cooper

Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of up-country was in 1787

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Cite this Entry

“Up-country.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up-country. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

up-country

1 of 2 adjective
up-coun·​try
ˌəp-ˌkən-trē
: of or relating to the interior of a country or a region
up-country
ˈəp-
noun

up-country

2 of 2 adverb
up-coun·​try
ˈəp-ˈkən-trē
: to or in the interior of a country or a region

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