up-country

upcountry

[adj., n. uhp-kuhn-tree; adv. uhp-kuhn-tree]
adjective Chiefly Southern U.S.
1.
of, relating to, residing in, or situated in the interior of a region or country; inland.
2.
Disparaging. unsophisticated.
noun
3.
the interior of a region or country.
adverb
4.
toward, into, or in the interior of a country: The explorers trekked upcountry.

Origin:
1680–90; up- + country

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upcountry (ʌpˈkʌntrɪ)
 
adj
1.  of or coming from the interior of a country or region
2.  derogatory lacking the sophistication associated with city-dwellers; countrified
 
n
3.  the interior part of a region or country
 
adv
4.  towards, in, or into the interior part of a country or region

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