[ adjective, noun uhp-kuhn-tree; adverb uhp-kuhn-tree ]
/ adjective, noun ˈʌpˌkʌn tri; adverb ʌpˈkʌn tri /

adjective Chiefly Southern U.S.

of, relating to, residing in, or situated in the interior of a region or country; inland.
Disparaging. unsophisticated.


the interior of a region or country.


toward, into, or in the interior of a country: The explorers trekked upcountry.

Origin of upcountry

First recorded in 1680–90; up- + country
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British Dictionary definitions for upcountry


/ (ʌpˈkʌntrɪ) /


of or coming from the interior of a country or region
derogatory lacking the sophistication associated with city-dwellers; countrified


the interior part of a region or country


towards, in, or into the interior part of a country or region
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