Dictionary: UPI – UPQ


• UP IN
adj. versed in, expert at …M19 sl.

• UP IN A HEAVAL
adj. out of order, mixed up …1988 Amer. dial.

• UP IN FEATHERS
adj. annoyed, irritated …1969 Amer. dial.

• UP IN G
adj. 1. very best, superlative …L19 US sl.
adv. 2. with a loud voice …1900s sl.

• UP IN LIFE
adj. advanced in years, old …1871 Sc.

• UP IN NELLY’S ROOM BEHIND THE WALLPAPER
phr. the presumed location of something missing or lost …2003 Ireland sl.

• UP IN ONE’S HAT
adj. 1. drunk …L19 sl.
adj. 2. elated …1920s Irish sl.

• UP IN SOMEONE’S GRITS
adj. of a man: having sexual intercourse …2000s African-American sl.

• UP IN SOMEONE’S GUTS
adj. of a man: having sexual intercourse …2000s African-American sl.

• UP IN SOMEONE’S SHIT
adj. interfering, poking one’s nose in …2000s African-American sl.

• UP IN THE AIR
adj. 1. L19 US sl. – crazy  
adj. 2. 1902 US sl. – angry; excited; unnerved  
adj. 3. 1906 Amer. dial. – annoyed, irritated; anxious, upset
adj. 4. 1910s US sl. – incompetent  
adj. 5. 1910s US sl. – cocky, self-opinionated  
adj. 6. 1930s US drug culture sl. – drug intoxicated  
adj. 7. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – bewildered; perplexed; baffled  
adj. 8. 1992 US sl. – in poker: formed with help from the communal face-up cards; used of a pair
adj. 9. 20C sl. – doubting, speculative, hypothetical
adj. 10. 20C sl. – happy, in a good mood  

• UP IN THE BODY
adj. slightly intoxicated …1750 Eng. dial. obs.

• UP IN THE BOUGHS
adj. angry, irritated …L17 sl.

• UP IN THE BUCKS
adj. wealthy, prospering …1920s US sl.

• UP IN THE PAINT CARDS
adj. old; high; superior …1930s US sl.

• UP IN THE PAINTS
adj. old; high; superior …1930s US sl.

• UP IN THE STIRRUPS
adj. prospering, doing well …E19 sl.

• UP IT
int. a curse directing the cursed person who shove something up his anus, or her vagina or anus …sl.
vb. to pay off a debt …1980 US sl.

• UPJOHN
n. tablet of Dexedrine™, Benzedrine™, or other central nervous system stimulant …1971 US sl.

• UP-JUMLET
adj. jumbled up …1896 Eng. dial.

• UPJUMP
n. an upstart, a nouveau riche; a term of abuse …1910s Aust. sl.

• UP JUMPED THE DEVIL!
int. used to express dismay at the toss of a seven by a craps player trying to make his point …1950 US sl.

• UP-KECK
vb. to upset, to tip up …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UP-KEG
vb. to upset, to tip up …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UP KING STREET
adj. in debt; in financial difficulty …1864 Aust. sl.

• UP-KNOCKER
n. a man employed by workpeople to wake them in the morning …1899 Eng. dial.

• UPLAID
adj. drunk …Bk2009 sl.

• UP LARGE
n. heavy drinking …1980s NZ sl.

• UP-LEAD
n. a hilly ascent; an upward path or tendency …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UP-LEP
vb. to rise or leap up …1901 Eng. dial.

• UP-LIFTING
adj. sexually arousing, said of a male …20C US sl.

• UP-LIGHT
n. the brightening at the end of a shower …Bk1905 Sc.

• UPLINS
adv. upwards …1827 Sc.

• UP-LONG
n. one of the sails of a windmill …1892 Eng. dial.

• UP-LOOK
n. an upward glance …1894 Eng. dial.

• UP-LOOKING
adj. bright and courageous-looking …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UPLOPPEN
adj. applied to a person who is easily excited, or who jumps in a hurry at conclusions …1898 Sc.

• UP-MADE
adj. elated; renewed, refreshed; freed from pain …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UP-MAKE
n. a contrivance; an invention; a fabrication; an original composition …1804 Sc.
vb. 1. to upset; to tip up …1881 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to supply a deficiency; to elate …Bk1905 Sc.

• UP-MET AND DOWN-THRUSTEN
adj. thorough, out-and-out …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UP NORTH
adv. to prison …1989 US sl.

• UP OF A MAN
adj. grown up, adult …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UP ON
adj. 1. aware of what is happening, alert …L19 colloq.
adj. 2. intoxicated by a drug …1940s sl.

• UPON A HEAD
adv. headlong, precipitately, hastily, rashly, inconsiderately …1579-80 obs.

• UP ON BLOCKS
adj. 1. menstruating …1990s sl.
adj. 2. drunk …Bk2009 sl.

• UP ONE’S ARSE
adj. immediately behind; hence, hounding, annoying, or bothering someone …1971 Amer. sl.

• UP ONE’S ASS
adj. immediately behind, hence irritating, bothering …1970s sl.

• UP ONE’S BACK
adj. harassing or annoying one …1987 Amer. sl.

• UP ONE’S BUTT
adj. immediately behind, hence irritating, bothering …1970s sl.

• UP ONESELF
adj. arrogant, self-satisfied, full of oneself …1940s Aust. sl.

• UP ONE’S HOLE
adj. immediately behind, hence irritating, bothering …1970s sl.

• UP ONE’S OWN ARSE
adj. self-important …2000s sl.

• UPON HEAD
adv. headlong, precipitately, hastily, rashly, inconsiderately …1555 obs.

• UP ON HIS EAR
adj. angry; stirred up …1967 Amer. dial.

• UP ON IT
adj. aware, knowledgeable …1980s African-American sl.

 UPON LUCK’S HEAD
phr. 1637 Sc. rare – on the chance that one will be successful or fortunate; by chance

• UPON MY CIVVY!
int. a mild oath …M19

• UPON MY DICK!
int. an exclamation of surprise or disgust …Bk1958 sl.

• UPON MY FAY!
int. a quasi-oath …c1386 obs.

• UPON MY SACRED SAM!
int. a jocular asseveration …1879

• UPON MY SAINTED SAM!
int. an exclamation of emphasis …L19 sl.

• UPON MY SAM!
int. a jocular asseveration …1879

• UPON MY SANNIES!
int. a mild oath …1839 Ireland

• UPON MY SIVEY!
int. a mild oath …M19

• UPON MY SIVVY!
int. a mild oath …M19

• UPON MY WORD!
int. an exclamation and mild oath …20C sl.

• UP ON ONE
adj. of a police officer: on a charge, standing accused …1974 UK sl.

• UP ON ONE’S BEAN-WATER
adj. feeling very lively, strong, frisky; to be in high spirits …1917 Amer. dial.

• UPON THE GAD
adj. 1. on the move, going about; constantly running or wandering about …c1815
adj. 2. on the point of starting or setting out …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
adv. suddenly …1605 obs.

• UPON THE GAPE
adv. eagerly …1713 obs.

• UPON THE MAIN
adv. for the most part, mainly …1697 obs.

• UPON THE NESTLE
adj. restless, fidgety, in a state of excitement or uneasiness …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UPON THE RAMBLE
adj. rambling …1733

• UP ON THE STICKERS
adj. appreciative of what is important …1940s African-American sl.

• UPON THE TAPIS
phr. on the table-cloth, under discussion or consideration …1690

• UPON THE WAMBLE
adj. staggering, wobbling …1881

• UPON TICK
adj. in a state of activity …Bk1905 Sc.

• UPON TIMES
adv. now and then, occasionally …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UP ON TOP OF THE FENCE
adj. in the best of health and spirits …1970 Amer. dial.

• UP ON YOUR SHOE TAPS
adj. feeling fit and fine …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

• UPPA-MURRA
n. the action of a cat washing with the paws about the head …Bk1905 Sc.

• UPPED
adj. raped; having experienced coition; usually said by men of women …1930s Brit. & US sl.

• UPPEN
vb. to mention, to reveal, to disclose …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• UPPER
adj. exhausted; at the end of one’s strength or resources; downhearted …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 1. a pupil of the upper school …1929 Brit. public schools’ sl.
n. 2. a member of the upper classes …1940s sl.
n. 3. a state of optimistic excitement …1960s US sl.
n. 4. amphetamine …1968 US drug culture sl.
n. 5. a pleasant or stimulating experience …Bk1996 Aust. sl.

• UPPER AND DOWNER
n. 1. a form of wrestling match in which the opponents attempt to throw each other, but do not use blows; hence, any form of physical fight …L19 sl.
n. 2. a violent quarrel, an argument …1927 sl.

• UPPER APARTMENT
n. the head …19C sl.

• UPPER BEN
n. an overcoat, a greatcoat …1797 UK criminals’ sl. obs.

• UPPER BENJAMIN
n. an overcoat; a greatcoat …1781 UK criminals’ sl.

• UPPER BENJAMINS
n. a pair of trousers …M19 sl.

• UPPER-CLASS SNOB
n. an act of oral sex, esp. performed on a man …2003 UK rhyming sl. for ‘blow job’

• UPPER CRUST
adj. conceited, snobbish, upper-class …M19 sl.
n. 1. the head, esp. in boxing use …E19 sl.
n. 2. the upper classes, the social elite; the aristocracy …1843 sl.
n. 3. a hat …M19 sl.

• UPPER-CRUSTED
adj. aristocratic …M19 sl.

• UPPER DECK
n. 1. the top of a passenger train …1934 US criminals’ sl.
n. 2. the neck …1944 US rhyming sl.
n. 3. the female breasts …1967 US sl.

• UPPER-END
n. the head …1821 Sc. obs.

• UPPER EXTREMITY
n. the head; the brain; the mental capacity that resides within it …M18 sl.

• UPPER GARRET
n. the head; the brain; the mental capacity that resides within it …M18 sl.

• UPPER-HAND
vb. to take into custody; to apprehend …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UPPER-HATCH
vb. to understand, to comprehend …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.

• UPPER HOLLOWAY
n. the vagina …19C sl.

• UPPER LOFT
n. the head; the brain; the mental capacity that resides within it …M18 sl.

• UPPERMER
adj. upper, higher …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UPPER MISERYS
n. the state of feeling physically sick …2000s African-American sl.

• UPPER PERSUASION FOR LOWER INVASION
n. foreplay …1968 US sl.

• UPPER ROGER
n. the heir apparent to a rajah’s or other throne …19C Anglo-Indian

• UPPER SHELL
n. an overcoat …1753 UK criminals’ sl. obs.

• UPPERS AND BENEATH
n. the teeth …1944 US rhyming sl.

• UPPERS AND DOWNERS
n. the teeth …1910s sl.

• UPPERS AND UNDERS
n. the teeth …1910s sl.

• UPPER STOCK
n. breeches …L18 sl.

• UPPER STOREY;  UPPER STORY
n. 1. the head; the brain; the mental capacity that resides within it …1699
n. 2. the female breasts …L19 sl.

• UPPER TEN
adj. socially elite; pert. to the social elite …M19 sl.
n. 1. the social elite, the upper classes, the aristocracy …M19 sl., orig. US
n. 2. any superior group …L19 sl.

• UPPERTENDOM
n. the world of the social elite …M19 sl.

• UPPER TEN PUSH
n. a grouping of upper-class prisoners …L19 Aust. prison sl.

• UPPER TEN SET
n. those servants who work for the ‘upper ten thousand’ (social elite) …L19 sl.

• UPPER TEN THOUSAND
n. the aristocracy, the higher levels of society …Bk1958 sl.

• UPPERTER
adj. taller …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• UPPER TOG
n. a greatcoat …1812 UK criminals’ sl. obs.

• UPPER TOGGER
n. a greatcoat …1823 UK criminals’ sl. obs.

• UPPER TOGGERY
n. a greatcoat and hat …1823 UK criminals’ sl. obs.

• UPPER TUIG
n. a greatcoat …1821 UK criminals’ sl. obs.

• UPPER WORKS
n. 1. the head; the brain; the mental capacity that resides within it …M18 sl.
n. 2. the human breasts …L19 Brit. sl.

• UPPIDY
adj. brash; arrogant; refusing to accept one’s place in society …1880 US sl., orig. African-American

• UPPIE
n. 1. an amphetamine tablet or capsule …1966 US drug culture sl.
n. 2. a student of the University of Port Elizabeth …1972 S. Afr. sl.

• UPPING
n. the conclusion; the upshot; the crisis …1899 Eng. dial.

• UPPINGS
n. 1. perquisites; new or repaired clothes, etc. …1871 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. the closing hours of life …1891 Eng. dial.

• UPPINS
adv. a little way upwards …Bk1905 Sc. obs.

• UPPISH
adj. 1. aspiring, ambitious; bold, audacious …1685 Sc. obs.
adj. 2. well-off, provided with sufficient money …L17 sl.
adj. 3. proud, arrogant, snobbish; self-assertive …L17 sl.
adj. 4. intoxicated with alcohol …E18 Brit. sl.
adj. 5. irritable, easily offended …L18 sl.
adj. 6. raised up …1891 Eng. dial.

• UPPISH-LIKE
adj. pettish, easily provoked; passionate …1892 Eng. dial.

• UPPITIES
n. social climbers …L19 US sl.

• UPPITISH
adj. uppity …1968 Amer. dial.

• UPPITY
adj. 1. self-important: brash; cheeky; arrogant; snobbish; refusing to accept one’s place in society …1880 US sl., orig. Black usage
adj. 2. drunk …Bk2009 sl.
n. arrogance, nerve, gall …1940 sl.

• UPPITY-ASS
adj. cheeky, arrogant …L19 sl., orig. US

• UPPITY NIGGER
n. a Black person who refuses to accept heir second-class status …L19 US sl.

• UPPITY-UP
adj. snobbish. elitist …1910s sl.

• UP-PUT
n. lodging, entertainment …Bk1905 Sc.
vb. to erect …1792 Sc. obs.

• UP-PUTTER
n. a builder, an erector …1880 Sc.

• UP-PUTTING
n. 1. accommodation; lodging; entertainment for man or beast …1815 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. a place, situation …Bk1905 Sc.

• UPPY
adj. cross …Bk1905 Eng. dial.


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