above stairs


adverb, noun Chiefly British.

Origin of above stairs

First recorded in 1750–60
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Historical Examples of above stairs

  • Above-stairs the two ladies separated at Mrs. Touchett's door.

  • Sure, George, you have your room here, and my mother is above-stairs getting it ready!

    The Virginians

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • We are below ground here, and it's not unlikely the door is above-stairs, more on a level with the house.'

  • And thin and faint, from above-stairs, I caught the sound of a treble wailing which was promptly augmented into a duet.

    The Prairie Mother

    Arthur Stringer

  • Above-stairs, my female companion lodged in a chamber furnished with chintz.