[adjective, noun uhp-kuhn-tree; adverb uhp-kuhn-tree]

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.

Nearby words

  1. upcard,
  2. upcast,
  3. upcharge,
  4. upchuck,
  5. upcoming,
  6. upcropping,
  7. upcycle,
  8. update,
  9. updike,
  10. updike, john

Origin of upcountry

First recorded in 1680–90; up- + country

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British Dictionary definitions for upcountry



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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