upstate

noun up·state \ ˈəp-ˌstāt \

Definition of upstate

:the chiefly northerly sections of a state; also :the chiefly rural part of a state when the major metropolitan area is in the south

upstate

play \ˈəp-ˈstāt\ adverb or adjective

upstater

play \ˈəp-ˈstā-tər\ noun

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First Known Use of upstate

1901


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upstate

noun

Definition of upstate for English Language Learners

  • : the northern part of a state


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