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upstate

[ uhp-steyt ]
/ ˈʌpˈsteɪt /
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noun

the part of a state that is farther north or farther from the chief city, especially the northerly part of New York State.

adjective

of or coming from such an area.
located in or characteristic of this part.

adverb

in, to, or into the upstate area.

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Origin of upstate

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; up- + state

OTHER WORDS FROM upstate

upstater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for upstate

upstate
/ (ˈʌpˈsteɪt) US /

adjective, adverb

towards, in, from, or relating to the outlying or northern sections of a state, esp of New York State

noun

the outlying, esp northern, sections of a state

Derived forms of upstate

upstater, noun
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