Up town

uptown

[adv., n. uhp-toun; adj. uhp-toun]
adverb
1.
to, toward, or in the upper part of a town or city: He rode uptown on the bus.
adjective
2.
moving toward, situated in, or pertaining to the upper part of a town: Take the uptown bus.
3.
of, for, or characteristic of affluent people; elegant, stylish, or luxurious: uptown fashions; uptown tastes.
noun
4.
the uptown section of a town or city: Uptown is less crowded.

Origin:
1830–40; up- + town

uptowner, noun
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uptown (ˈʌpˈtaʊn)
 
adj, —adv
1.  towards, in, or relating to some part of a town that is away from the centre
 
n
2.  such a part of a town, esp a residential part
 
'up'towner
 
n

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uptown
1802, "the higher or upper portion of a town," from up + town. As this usually was the residential portion of a town (especially a port) the word had overtones of that. Specific meaning "more prosperous area of town" is recorded from 1946.
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