upsitting

noun

Definition of upsitting

1a 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

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History and Etymology for upsitting

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 21 Oct. 2020.

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