non-U

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

Origin of non-U

non- + U (adj.)
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non-U

adjective British informal
  1. (esp of language) not characteristic of or used by the upper classCompare U 1
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