upsitting

noun

1
a
archaic : the first time a woman sits up to receive company after having a baby
b
obsolete : the first time one sits up after an illness
2
chiefly Africa : the act of sitting up at night in courtship

Word History

Etymology

up entry 2 + sitting, gerund of sit (after sit up, verb)

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“Upsitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upsitting. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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