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non-U

[ non-yoo ]
/ nɒnˈyu /
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adjective

not characteristic of or appropriate to the upper class, especially of Great Britain: certain words and phrases that are considered absolutely non-U.

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Origin of non-U

non- + U (adj.)
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British Dictionary definitions for non-U

non-U
/ (nɒnˈjuː) /

adjective British informal

(esp of language) not characteristic of or used by the upper classCompare U 1
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