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upsy-daisy

[uhp-see-dey-zee] /ˈʌp siˈdeɪ zi/
interjection
1.
(used, as for reassurance, at the moment of lifting a baby up.)
Also, upsa-daisy.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; compare earlier up-a-daisy, dial. up-a-day, perhaps up + (lack)aday, (lack)adaisy; -sy perhaps to be identified with -sy
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upsy-daisy

/ˈʌpsɪˈdeɪzɪ/
interjection
1.
an expression, usually of reassurance, uttered as when someone, esp a child, stumbles or is being lifted up
Word Origin
C18 up-a-daisy, irregularly formed from up (adv)
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upsy-daisy

1711, up-a-daisy, baby talk extension of up.

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