upsy-daisy

interjection

up·​sy-dai·​sy
ˈəpsēˌdāzē
variants or less commonly up-a-daisy
-pəˌ-
or ups-a-daisy
-psəˌ-
or upsee-daisy or upsidaisy
-sēˌ-
used to express reassurance typically to a small child when it is being lifted

Word History

Etymology

irregular from up entry 1

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“Upsy-daisy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upsy-daisy. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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