Etymology
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up-country (n.)

"interior regions," 1680s, from up- + country (n.). As an adjective from 1810; as an adverb from 1864.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of up-country from WordNet

up-country (adv.)
to or in the interior of a country or region;
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