- (used, as for reassurance, at the moment of lifting a baby up.)
Origin of upsy-daisy
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- an expression, usually of reassurance, uttered as when someone, esp a child, stumbles or is being lifted up
C18 up-a-daisy, irregularly formed from up (adv)
Word Origin and History for upsy-daisy
1711, up-a-daisy, baby talk extension of up.
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