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upcountry

[adj., n. uhp-kuhn-tree; adv. uhp-kuhn-tree] /adj., n. ˈʌpˌkʌn tri; adv. ʌpˈkʌn tri/
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
1680-1690
1680-90; up- + country
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Examples for upcountry
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for upcountry

upcountry

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