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walk-up

[wawk-uhp] /ˈwɔkˌʌp/
noun
1.
an apartment above the ground floor in a building that has no elevator.
2.
a building, especially an apartment house, that has no elevator.
adjective
3.
located above the ground floor in a building that has no elevator.
4.
having no elevator.
5.
accessible to pedestrians from the outside of a building:
a walk-up teller's window at a bank.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk up
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British Dictionary definitions for walk-up

walk-up

noun
1.
(US & Canadian, informal)
  1. a block of flats having no lift
  2. (as modifier): a walk-up block
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Word Origin and History for walk-up
adj.

in reference to an apartment not accessible by elevator, 1919, from the verbal phrase; see walk (v.) + up (adv.). As a noun from 1925.

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Slang definitions & phrases for walk-up

walk-up

noun

A room, apartment, building, etc, without an elevator: second-floor walk-ups above stores (1919+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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