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upstate

[uhp-steyt]
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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
  1. of or coming from such an area.
  2. located in or characteristic of this part.
adverb
  1. in, to, or into the upstate area.

Origin of upstate

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; up- + state
Related formsup·stat·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for upstate

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Historical Examples

  • When a campaign is on, did you ever hear of an upstate Democrat makin' a contribution?

    Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

    George Washington Plunkitt

  • And, by the way, come to think of it, is there really any upstate Democrats left?

    Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

    George Washington Plunkitt

  • There was snow and that part of Germany had weather about the same as upstate New York.

  • I know that some upstate members of the State committee call themselves Democrats.

    Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

    George Washington Plunkitt

  • He held an engineering degree from a small polytechnical institute in upstate New York.

    The Final Figure

    Samuel Kimball Merwin


British Dictionary definitions for upstate

upstate

adjective, adverb
  1. towards, in, from, or relating to the outlying or northern sections of a state, esp of New York State
noun
  1. the outlying, esp northern, sections of a state
Derived Formsupstater, noun
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