up·​town | \ ˈəp-ˈtau̇n How to pronounce uptown (audio) \

Definition of uptown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


up·​town | \ ˈəp-ˌtau̇n How to pronounce uptown (audio) \

Definition of uptown (Entry 2 of 2)

: the upper part of a city or town also : the residential district of a city or town

Other Words from uptown


uptown adverb

Examples of uptown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective On a more casual note, the Cowboy Club in uptown Sedona may be a destination of Western kitsch, but its frontier food is anything but. Leilani Marie Labong, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2022 Emergency crews were called to the accident in uptown Dallas near Harry Hines Boulevard and Wolf Street at about 8:10 p.m., according to WFAA-TV. Matt Young, Chron, 5 May 2022 The Republican club that once boasted Theodore Roosevelt as a member, now located in a historic townhouse in one of Manhattan’s ritziest neighborhoods, almost fell victim to an armed robbery – until three uptown Republicans stepped in. Sara Ballou | Fox News, Fox News, 26 Apr. 2022 With exception of a few places in San Diego’s more uptown neighborhoods, the city has historically had a very small number of all-ages venues. Seth Combswriter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Apr. 2022 The proposal also calls for shutting down operations at the downtown Augusta hospital and modernizing and adding a new tower to the uptown hospital. Christopher Quinn, ajc, 18 Apr. 2022 In time, the stone specialists and artisans gradually moved, like the wealthy families, farther uptown. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Searching for authenticity, and a dose of old-school glamour after the lockdown days, a younger clientele has been flocking to historic midtown and uptown haunts. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 13 Apr. 2022 The atmosphere was honestly rather Edith Wharton; there wasn’t really a sense of a great cultural mix or sort of uptown, downtown mix so much. Vogue, 31 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Fierstein’s eventual success uptown alienated him from some of his downtown mentors. Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 Produced entirely in a natural palette of cream, camel, brown and black, the garments transcend the usual divides between uptown and downtown, on duty and off. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 22 Jan. 2022 Stairs from the fifth floor lead up to a two-level roof deck with unobstructed views of all of lower Manhattan and uptown to the Empire State Building. Nancy Keates, WSJ, 19 Jan. 2022 The media business had long ago drifted uptown from Newspaper Row, where the Times, the Observer, the World, the Tribune, the Herald, and the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung all planted their headquarters. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 15 Dec. 2021 Minimalist or traditionalist, uptown or downtown, young or old—these are pieces that can easily weave into any and all wardrobes. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 9 Nov. 2021 The destruction uptown, on Astor Row, was more complete. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 Kith sells ice cream in its Soho shop and Manolo Blahnik’s new store uptown has a bar. Vogue, 14 Oct. 2021 East 96th Street, with those who ranked Ms. Garcia first mostly to the south, and those who favored Mr. Adams or Ms. Wiley further uptown. New York Times, 8 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uptown


1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1844, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2022

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“Uptown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uptown. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for uptown


up·​town | \ ˈəp-ˈtau̇n How to pronounce uptown (audio) \

Kids Definition of uptown

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

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