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uptown

adjective up·town \ ˈəp-ˈtau̇n \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of uptown

1 : of or relating to uptown
  • an uptown restaurant
2 : fashionably upscale
  • an uptown dress

uptown

adverb

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First Known Use of uptown

1796

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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uptown

noun up·town \ ˈəp-ˌtau̇n \

Definition of uptown

: the upper part of a town or city; especially : the residential district

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First Known Use of uptown

1844

in the meaning defined above

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UPTOWN Defined for English Language Learners

uptown

Definition of uptown for English Language Learners

  • : the upper part of a city or town : the part of a city or town that is away from the central part


UPTOWN Defined for Kids

uptown

adverb up·town \ ˈəp-ˈtau̇n \

Definition of uptown for Students

: to, toward, or in what is thought of as the upper part of a town or city


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