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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Example sentences
The diplomatic chatter concerns a troublesome war upcountry, weak economic growth and the need to bolster a fledgling democracy.
Explore the upcountry dry forest on horseback from the resort's own stables.
Look for hornbill birds riding thermals if you fly upcountry and for monitor lizards on sandbanks if you go by river.
The cabin is an excellent example of the upcountry two-story log house form.
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