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upsy-daisy

[ uhp-see-dey-zee ]
/ ˈʌp siˈdeɪ zi /
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interjection

(used, as for reassurance, at the moment of lifting a baby up.)

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Also upsa-daisy.

Origin of upsy-daisy

1860–65; compare earlier up-a-daisy, dial. up-a-day, perhaps up + (lack)aday, (lack)adaisy;-sy perhaps to be identified with -sy

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British Dictionary definitions for upsy-daisy

upsy-daisy

upsadaisy

/ (ˈʌpsɪˈdeɪzɪ) /

interjection

an expression, usually of reassurance, uttered as when someone, esp a child, stumbles or is being lifted up

Word Origin for upsy-daisy

C18 up-a-daisy, irregularly formed from up (adv)
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