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upstate

[uhp-steyt] /ˈʌpˈsteɪt/
noun
1.
the part of a state that is farther north or farther from the chief city, especially the northerly part of New York State.
adjective
2.
of or coming from such an area.
3.
located in or characteristic of this part.
adverb
4.
in, to, or into the upstate area.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; up- + state
Related forms
upstater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for up-state

upstate

/ˈʌpˈsteɪt/
adjective, adverb
1.
towards, in, from, or relating to the outlying or northern sections of a state, esp of New York State
noun
2.
the outlying, esp northern, sections of a state
Derived Forms
upstater, noun
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upstate

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In prison •Euphemistic

[1934+; fr the placement of prisons in remote areas far from large cities]


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