Reverse Dictionary: UP – UQ


UP AND DOWN – NOUNS
– anything dancing up and down, jerking from side to side, or moving about rapidly FRIGABOB 19C Eng. dial.

UP AND DOWN – PHRASES
– up and down WITH AN UP AND A DERRY-DOWN 1864 Eng. dial.

UP AND DOWN – VERBS
– to dance or jerk up and down, to move about rapidly FRIGABOB 19C Eng. dial.
– to move up and down; to flicker about HAYTY Bk1902 Eng. dial.


UPBRAID, UPBRAIDING – NOUNS
 BETWITTING upbraiding, reproach …1869 Eng. dial.
 UMBRAID upbraiding, reproach …c1330 obs.
 
UPBRAID etc. – VERBS
 BEGREDE to cry out against; to upbraid, to reproach, to accuse …c1200 obs.
 BETWIT to upbraid, to taunt …1678 Eng. dial.
 CAST IN A PERSON’S NOSE to reproach or upbraid a person with …1526 obs.
 CAST ONE IN THE TEETH to reproach or upbraid one …1526 obs.
 CUT to rebuke severely; to upbraid …1737 obs.
 DING UP to reproach, to upbraid, to reflect upon …1854 Eng. dial.
 EMBRAID to upbraid, to taunt, to mock; also, to reproach one with …1481 obs.
 FIE-FIE to make a fuss; to upbraid …L19 sl.
 GANSEL(L) to scold, to upbraid …1726 Sc.  
 GANSHEL to scold, to upbraid, to storm at someone; to make an impudent retort …1818 Sc.
 GO CROOK (ON or AT) to become angry (at); to lose one’s temper with; to upbraid, to rebuke …1911 Aust. & NZ
 HAZE to confound, to frighten, to scare; to scold, to upbraid; also, to punish by blows, to beat, to thrash soundly …1678 Eng. dial.
 IMPROPERATE to reproach; to upbraid one with a fault …1623 obs. rare
 JACK UP to call to account for a misdemeanour or misconduct; to take to task, to upbraid, to reprimand  …1896 US colloq. rare
 LAY TO A PERSON’S NOSE to reproach or upbraid a person with …1579 obs.
 ONBRAID to upbraid …1530 obs.
 OUTBRAID to upbraid; to reproach …1509 obs.
 PUT ON THE FIE-FIE to make a fuss; to upbraid …L19 sl.
 RAN-DAN to upbraid severely …1777 Eng. dial.
 READ THE DOG-LAW to scold, to read the riot act, to reprimand, to upbraid, to chastise …1903 Amer. dial.
 TASH to slander; to cast a stain on a person; to upbraid, to taunt …1827 Sc. obs.
 TIT to twit, to upbraid; to scoff or jeer at …1622 obs.
 TIT ONE IN THE TEETH to cast in one’s teeth, to upbraid one with …1622 obs.
 UMBRAID to upbraid, to reproach …c1330 obs.
– UPBRAY to upbraid; to reproach, reprove, or censure; to find fault with, to carp at …1581 obs. exc. Eng. dial.


UPBRINGING – NOUNS
– upbringing, rearing, esp. ‘proper’ upbringing FETCHING-UP 1854 Amer. dial.
– upbringing, rearing, esp. ‘proper’ upbringing FETCH-UP 1975 Amer. dial.


UPHEAVAL – ADJECTIVES
– causing sudden and violent upheaval CATACLYSMAL 1857
– causing sudden and violent upheaval CATACLYSMATIC 1883
– causing sudden and violent upheaval CATACLYSMIC 1851
– causing sudden and violent upheaval CATACLYSTIC 1864 rare

UPHEAVAL – NOUNS
– an upheaval, upset, overthrow WALTER 1563 obs.
– a political or social upheaval which sweeps away the old order of things CATACLYSM 1633
– upheaval, great trouble, or disturbance MERRY HELL a1911 sl.

UPHEAVAL – VERBS
– to cause an upheaval, trouble, or a disturbance RAISE MERRY HELL a1911 sl.


UPHOLDING – NOUNS
– an upholding or maintaining; maintenance MANUTENTION 1603 obs.
– an upholding; support, maintenance MANUTENENCY 1633 obs.
– upholding, supporting; maintenance BEARING 1548 obs.


UPHOLSTERER – NOUNS, PERSON
– an upholsterer MOHAIR 1859 US criminals’ sl.


UPKEEP – NOUNS
– upkeep, cost of maintenance KEEP-UP 1928 Sc.

UPKEEP – VERBS
– to pay for one’s keep EARN ONE’S SCONE 1954 Sc.


UPLIFTING – ADJECTIVES
– uplifting, stimulating UP 1970s sl.


UPON – PREPOSITIONS
– upon PA Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
– upon; on TOPPER 1888 Amer. dial.


UPPER – ADJECTIVES
– upper BOONER Bk1911 Sc.
– uppermost BEENMOST Bk1911 Sc.


UPPER CLASS – ADJECTIVES
 RAH-RAH upper-class, esp. British …1910s sl.
 SILK-STOCKING wealthy, upper-class …L18 colloq.
 TOFFY of the upper classes …sl.
 TOP-OF-THE-POT high-class, excellent …1824 Amer. dial.
 
UPPER CLASS – NOUNS
 BETTER SORT the upper classes …Bk1911 Sc.
– QUALITY, THE the upper classes; society …18C
– QUALITY TOSS the attributes and style of the upper classes …1910s Irish sl.
 SILK-STOCKING AVENUE an exclusive or upper-class area …1965 Amer. dial.
 SILK-STOCKING DISTRICT an exclusive or upper-class area …1893 Amer. dial.
 SILK-STOCKING HILL an exclusive or upper-class area …1965 Amer. dial.
 SILK-STOCKING QUARTER an exclusive or upper-class area …1903 Amer. dial.
 SILK-STOCKING ROW an exclusive or upper-class area …1949 Amer. dial.
 SILK-STOCKING WARD an exclusive or upper-class area …1965 Amer. dial.
– TIPPYBOBS a term of utmost contempt for the upper or wealthy classes …B1900 Amer.
 UPPER CRUST, THE the upper classes …1843 sl.
 
UPPER CLASS – NOUNS, PERSON
 ALGERNON a young male aristocrat or upper-class male …L19 sl.
 ALGY a young male aristocrat or upper-class male …L19 Brit, sl.
 BAGEL a spoiled, wealthy, upper-class (Jewish) young man …1981 S. Afr. sl.
 BALLYHOO an upper-class person …1922 US sl.
 BIT OF POSH an upper-class or socially superior young woman regarded as a sexual object …1977 UK sl.
 CHINLESS WONDER an ineffectual (young) upper-class man …1962 Brit. sl.
 GENTLEMAN OF THE FIRST HEAD a term of contempt; an upstart gentleman; an imitator of the upper classes …1611 obs.
 GENTLEMAN OF THE FIRST HOUSE a term of contempt; an upstart gentleman; an imitator of the upper classes …a1625 obs.
 GIN AND JAGUAR BIRD a wealthy (usually married) woman from the upper-class districts, and in some senses likely to be ‘racy’ or sexual accommodating …1970s sl. 
 HOBNOBS members of the upper classes …1990s Irish sl.
 HOORAY;  HOORAY HENRY orig. a loud, rich, rather ineffectual or foolish young society man; hence, a fashionable, extroverted, but conventional upper-class young man …1936 Brit. sl., derogatory
 ICKY a member of the upper classes …1930s African-American sl.
 LADY-BAIRN a female child of social rank; one born to be a lady …1863 Sc.
 LADY SNOW a respected upper-class White woman …1950s African-American sl.
 LEDDY-LASS a female child of social rank; one born to be a lady …1879 Sc.
 OK YARDIE a stereotypical Briton of the upper-class or middle-class who lives in west London’s gangland …1998 UK sl. 
 QUALITY people of good social position; the gentry; the upper classes …1693 arch. and Eng. dial.
 SILVER PHEASANT a beautiful upper-class or society woman …1920s sl.
 SILVERTAIL a wealthy or upper-class person; somebody affluent and socially prominent; a member of the privileged class  …1890 sl., orig. Aust. bushmen’s usage, derogatory
 SWANK an aristocrat; a member of the upper classes …1920s sl.
 TOFF a person of the upper classes, esp. wealthy and smartly dressed; a distinguished person …1851 Brit. sl.
 TOP OF THE POT the highest position, esp. in social or economic standing, a person of the highest social class; the most excellent one …1824 Amer. dial.
 TOP-SHELFER a person or thing of the highest class; a member of the upper class …1882
 UPPER a member of the upper classes …1940s sl. 


UPPERMOST – ADJECTIVES
– lying uppermost or highest; said of things or places UMEST c1425 Sc. rare
– uppermost BOONERMOST Bk1911 Sc.
– uppermost BOONMOST Bk1911 Sc.
– uppermost YIMOST 1809 Sc.
– uppermost, highest EEMOST 1773 Sc.


UPPITY – ADJECTIVES
ASSY uppity, overbearing, brash …E20 US
 BRICKETY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1868 Amer. dial.
 BRIGATY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1880 Amer. dial.
 BRIGETTY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1895 Amer. dial.
 BRIGGITY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1911 Amer. dial.
 BRIGGOTY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1952 Amer. dial.
 BRIGITY arrogant, insolent, uppity; restless, aggressive; headstrong, stubborn, forward, restless; overbearing …1898 Amer. dial.
DICTY stylish, high-class; snobbish, haughty, conceited, uppity …1923 Amer. dial.
IMPITY impudent, uppity …1967 Amer. dial.
UPPITISH uppity …1968 Amer. dial.

UPPITY – NOUNS, PERSON
DICTY a stuck-up, snobbish person; one who is conceited or uppity …1928 Amer. dial.


UPRIGHT – ADJECTIVES
– set upright, pricked up, as the ears of a beast; having the faculties directed towards ARRECT 1646 obs.
– upright and tall; lofty TALRIGHT 1582 obs. rare
– upright, straightforward EVEN 1885 Eng. dial.

UPRIGHT – ADVERBS
– upright, reared up AREAR Bk1898 Eng. dial.

UPRIGHT – VERBS
– to assume an upright position; to straighten up, to erect; to raise, to set up; to raise oneself, to stand erect ADDRESS c1375 obs.
– to set upright ARRECT 1530 obs.


UPRIGHT, UPRIGHTNESS (integrity) – ADJECTIVES
– of upright character CLEAN-LIVING 1920
– upright, honourable; faithful, loyal LEWTIFULL1563 Sc. obs.
– upright, honourable, straightforward, punctual BANG-UP 1865 Eng. dial.
– upright, loyal, faithful, honest, true, sincere LEAL a1300 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– upright, sincere; marked by integrity INTEGRITIVE 1784 obs. rare

UPRIGHT etc. (integrity) – NOUNS
– uprightness; sincerity AEFALDNESS 1911 Sc.

UPRIGHT etc. (integrity) – NOUNS, PERSON
– an exceedingly upright, honest, conventional person SQUARE SAM 1953 US sl.


UPRISING – NOUNS
– an uprising; mobbing, expulsion by violence RABBLING 1700 Sc.


UPROAR – ADJECTIVES
 ON ONE’S EAR indignant, angry; in a huff; broadly, in an uproar …1871 Amer. sl.
 
UPROAR – NOUNS
 BALDARE din, uproarious noise …1583 obs. rare
 BALOO an uproar, disturbance …1847 Eng. dial.
 BEALING a noise, an uproar …1865 Eng. dial.
 BLUE-DAY a day of uproar or disturbance …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOATION a crying out, a bellowing, a roaring; a loud, bellowing noise; an uproar …1646 rare
​- BOBBERY a noise, disturbance, tumult; a fuss, row, uproar; a squabble, quarrel, dispute, altercation …1816 Eng. dial. & sl.
 CAMSTAIRY an uproar …1934 Sc.
 CAMSTEERIE an uproar …1934 Sc.
 CARRY-ON a fuss; an uproar; an outbreak of excited behaviour …1890 UK sl.
 CATOUSE an uproar, a commotion, a din, tumult, rumpus, row, disturbance …1890 Amer. dial.
 DERAY uproar, merriment, noise, disorder, chaos, disarray; a noisy party …1727 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DIBBER-DABBER an uproar, accompanied with violence; a wrangle …Bk1900 Sc.
 DIBBLE-DABBLE an uproar, accompanied with violence; a wrangle …Bk1900 Sc.
 DINDOM a great noise or uproar …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 DIRDUM noise, uproar; tumultuous proceedings; a noisy quarrel …1724 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DISBUST an uproar, a broil …Bk1900 Sc.
 DURDUM noise, uproar; tumultuous proceedings; a noisy quarrel …1724 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DUST a disturbance, an uproar; a row …1753 sl.
 FARE display, pomp; commotion, uproar, fuss …a1300 obs.
 FILLALOO a din, an uproar …1923 sl.
 FILLYLOO an uproar …1892 Eng. dial.
 FURORE uproar, disturbance, fury …1946
 GALRAVITCH noise, riot, uproar; a drinking bout …1785 Sc.
 GANDIEGOW an uproar, a noisy quarrel; a nonsensical prank; blustering talk; loud complaint …1907 Sc.
 GARBEL a brawl, an uproar, din, noise …1936 Sc. obs.
 GARBOIL confusion, disturbance, disorder, tumult, uproar; a brawl, hubbub, commotion …1548 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 HABBER-GALYO an uproar, confusion, turmoil …1929 Sc.
 HABBLE confusion, tumult, uproar, disturbance, hubbub …1795 Sc.
 HABBLE-GABBLE a tumult, an uproar …1956 Sc.
 HABBLE-HOBBLE a tumult, an uproar …1900 Sc.
 HACK AND SWEEP a tumult, an uproar; a fight; a commotion …1902 Sc.
 HARMONY uproar, noise, disturbance …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 HAY-BAY a hubbub, an uproar; a commotion, a disturbance …1805 Eng. dial.
 HEY-BEY a hubbub, an uproar; a commotion, a disturbance …1805 Eng. dial.
 HILDIE-GILDIE an uproar …B1900 Sc.
 HOOLEY;  HULY a noise, an uproar …1877 sl.
 HUBBLE-SHUBBLE commotion, uproar, tumult, disturbance, confusion …c1550 obs. rare
 HULLABALOO a loud noise; uproar; confusion …1762 UK sl.
 KATOWSE an uproar, a commotion, a tumult, rumpus, row, disturbance …1859 Amer. dial.
 KEELI-WHABLO a roar, an uproar …1929 Sc.
 KELTON HILL FAIR a rumpus, a noisy uproar …1912 Sc.
 LARUM a tumultuous noise; a hubbub, an uproar …a1533
 LOO a hullabaloo; a clamorous noise or disturbance; an uproar …1952 Amer. dial.
 MAKE-ADO an uproar, disturbance; a fuss, a bother …1575 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 MARLOCK a noisy disturbance, an uproar, a row …1864 Eng. dial.
 MAYLOCK a prank, frolic, a lark; a trick, a practical joke; a noisy disturbance, an uproar, a row …1864 Eng. dial.
 MIDGETTY-POR an uproar, great confusion …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MIGGAL-CON-PORE an uproar; confusion …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MIGGLE-CUM-PORE an uproar; confusion …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MORLOCK a prank, frolic, a lark; a trick, a practical joke; a noisy disturbance, an uproar, a row …1864 Eng. dial.
 NARRATION an uproar, fuss, clamour, noisy altercation, disturbance …1871 Sc.
 PANDEMONIUM a place or gathering of wild lawless violence, confusion, and uproar …1779
 RAMBLE a piece of noisy or riotous behaviour; a row, uproar …1705 Sc.
 RANDIVOO a noise; an uproar …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RANDIVOOSE a noise; an uproar …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RANDY-ROUT an uproar …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RANGEVOUGE a noise; an uproar …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RANTACKET a noise, an uproar …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RANT-A-COME-SCOUR an uproar …1892 Eng. dial.
 RANTICUMSCOUR an uproar …1892 Eng. dial.
 ROOKUS a disturbance, uproar …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 ROWDY-DOW a disturbance; an uproar, a hubbub; a boisterous noise; a bitter quarrel …1872
 RUX a disturbance or uproar …1918 naval sl.
 SCARE an uproar, a disturbance …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SCHILLOCH an uproar, an outcry, a riot …1845 Sc.
 SHITSTORM a very great controversy, uproar, or fuss …sl.
 SPLATTERDASH an uproar …L19 sl.
 TANG-RANG a noise; an uproar, esp. used of the noise formerly made when bees were swarming …1840 Eng. dial.
 TANTARAN noise, uproar …1887 Eng. dial.
– TINTAMARRE a loud and confused noise, uproar, clamour, racket, din, hubbub …1567 rare
– TOW-ROW an uproar, a hubbub, a noisy disturbance; a din, a racket …1877 orig. Eng. dial.
– UPSTIR a disturbance, commotion, uproar, confusion …1549 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 WALLOCH a flouncing, floundering movement; a to-do, bustle, uproar ..1839 Sc. 
 YOBBINS an uproar, a row …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 
UPROAR – VERBS
 GALRAVIDGE to make an uproar; to gad about, to romp; to live riotously, to feast …1793 Sc.
 GALRAVITCH to make an uproar; to gad about, to romp; to live riotously, to feast …1793 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 MAFFICK to give way to a frenzy of enthusiasm; to celebrate a victory with a delirious uproar …1900
 MAKE THE FUR FLY to cause serious trouble; to cause a fight or a bad argument; to create an uproar or disturbance …1834 sl.
 RAISE CAIN to make a disagreeable disturbance; to create trouble, uproar, or confusion …1849
 RAISE THE DEVIL to make a disagreeable disturbance; to create trouble, uproar, or confusion …1841
 RAISE THE MISCHIEF to make a disagreeable disturbance; to create trouble, uproar, or confusion …c1865
 RAISE THE ROOF to cause an uproar; to make a great noise …M19 sl.
 SET THE HEATHER ON FIRE to create uproar and excitement; to make a disturbance; to excite a tumult …1843
 TAKE ON to rage, to rave; to be greatly agitated; to make a great fuss, outcry, or uproar; to distress oneself greatly …c1430 colloq. & Eng. dial.
 TAKE THE ROOF OFF to cause an uproar; to make a great noise …M19 sl.
 TEAR THE ROOF OFF to cause an uproar; to make a great noise …M19 sl.


UPROARIOUS, UPROARIOUSLY – ADJECTIVES
RIPTORIOUS uproarious, refractory …1866 Eng. dial.
ROISTERING boisterous, uproarious …L16
ROISTEROUS boisterous, uproarious …L16
RORITORIOUS noisy, boisterous, uproarious …1821
RUMBUSTICAL fond of rough play; careless of the comfort of others; boisterous, unruly, uproarious, noisy, obstreperous;  rude, overbearing, violent …1795 Eng. dial. & colloq.
RUMBUSTIOUS careless of the comfort of others; noisy, boisterous, turbulent, unruly, rough, uproarious …1778 colloq.
– TORY-RORY boisterous, uproarious, roaring, roistering, swaggering, wild …1678 obs.
YAMP noisy, uproarious, talkative …1889 Sc.

UPROARIOUS etc. – ADVERBS
FAST AND FURIOUS rapidly, uproariously, noisily …1790

UPROARIOUS etc. – NOUNS
BIG OLD TIME an uproarious time; a spree …M19 US sl.
HIGH OLD TIME, A a very enjoyable time; an uproarious time; a spree …1858 sl.
HIGH TIME an uproarious time; a spree …M19 US sl.

UPROARIOUS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
BLEEZE-WIG a jocular term for an uproarious old man …19C Eng. dial.

UPROARIOUS etc. – VERBS
RAISE THE PLACE to make an uproar or disturbance …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
ROIST to roister; enjoy oneself noisily or boisterously; to behave uproariously; to revel …M16 obs.
– TORY-RORY to behave uproariously …1685 obs.


UPSET – ADJECTIVES
– ABAWED abashed; astonished; surprised; disconcerted; discomfited; upset …a1450 obs.
 A-HUH upset, vexed, anxious …BK1898 Eng. dial.
 ALL OF A DOODAH upset, nervous, confused …1900s sl.
 ALL SHOOK UP excited; disturbed; upset …Bk2006 US sl.
 ALL TORE OUT in an emotionally aroused state; angry, excited, annoyed, upset, troubled …1941 Amer. dial.
 BLINKY agitated, upset …1992 US sl.
 BUGGIN’ upset …20C teen & high school sl.
 CATTY-CORNER out of sorts, ill-tempered, annoyed, upset …1884 Amer. dial.
 CATTY-CORNERED out of sorts, ill-tempered, annoyed, upset …1954 Amer. dial.
 CHOKED emotionally upset, annoyed …1964 UK sl.
 CUT-UP annoyed, emotionally upset about someone or something …1844 sl.
 FLAPPABLE easily upset or agitated …colloq.
 GRUE nervously upset or afraid …c1924 sl.
 GUTTED extremely shocked, upset, or disappointed …1960s colloq.
 HAIRED OFF annoyed, furious, upset …20C US sl.
 HAIRED UP angry, enraged, upset, vexed, anxious …1914 Amer. dial.
 HAIRY annoyed, furious, upset …1910s sl.
 HALULU annoyed, upset; weak from fear …1967 Hawaii
 HARED UP angry, enraged, upset, vexed, anxious …1914 Amer. dial.
 HARRED UP angry, enraged, upset, vexed, anxious …1914 Amer. dial.
 HEIFERED UP annoyed, upset …1941 Amer. dial.
 ILL-SORTED badly suited; displeased, upset …1815 Sc.
 IN A STEW upset …Bk1995 US sl.
 JACKED UP upset, anxious, waiting anxiously …1970s US teen sl.
 JAMMED troubled, upset …1970s US sl.
 MIFFED annoyed and disappointed; upset …1811 sl.
 MIFFY easily upset; oversensitive …colloq.
 MISPUT annoyed, put out, upset, pouting …1898 Amer. dial.
 ON ONE’S EAR annoyed, upset …1897 Amer. sl.
 ON THE TITTUP in a state of excitement; mentally upset …1906 Eng. dial.
 PEEVED annoyed, upset; cross …1908 colloq.
 RACKED UP upset …1970 US sl.
 SHOOK UP excited; disturbed; upset …Amer. sl.
 SHREDDED very upset …2001 sl.
 SICK AS MUD very depressed or upset …1930s sl.
 SORE annoyed, upset …a1694
 TEMPERED angry, irritated, annoyed, upset …1942 Amer. dial.
 TICKLE fastidious, dainty, squeamish; easily upset or disordered …c1456 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TICKLE insecure, unstable, tottering, easily upset; ready to fall …1515 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 TICKLISH unstably balanced or poised; easily unbalanced or upset; unsteady …1601
 TIPPITY easily upset …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TIPPY easily upset …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TOOSHIE angry, upset …Aust. sl.
 TORE OUT in an emotionally aroused state; angry, excited, annoyed, upset, troubled …1903 Amer. dial.
 TORE-UP adj. in an emotionally aroused state; angry, excited, annoyed, upset, troubled …1867 Amer. dial.
 TORN OUT in an emotionally aroused state; angry, excited, annoyed, upset, troubled …1903 Amer. dial.
 TORN-UP in an emotionally aroused state; angry, excited, annoyed, upset, troubled …1855 Amer. dial.
 UP upset …1970s US sl.
 UP IN THE AIR annoyed, irritated; anxious, upset …1906 Amer. dial.
 WRECKED very upset …1980s US college sl.
 
UPSET – NOUNS
 AGITA upset, annoyance; anxiety, agitation …1979 US sl.
 DISCABOOBULATION disarray, discomposure, discomfiture; a state of upset, perplexity …1986 Amer. dial.
 DISCOMBOBOLATION disarray, discomposure, discomfiture; a state of upset, perplexity …1911 Amer. dial.
 DISCOMBOBULATION disarray, discomposure, discomfiture; a state of upset, perplexity …1839 Amer. dial.
 QUIM-QUAMS mild emotional upset …1967 Amer. dial.
 WALT an upset …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 WALTER an upset, upheaval, overthrow …1563 obs.
 
UPSET – NOUNS, PERSON
 BASKET CASE a person who is seriously upset, or mentally disturbed …1953
 
UPSET – PHRASES
 SHE’S A TWENTY-NINE THIS MORNING very angry or upset; usually said of a wife …1999 Can. sl.
 
UPSET – VERBS
 AG to annoy, to upset, to bother …1980s sl.
 AGG to annoy, to upset …1980s sl.
 AILD to make mildly ill; to trouble or upset …1903 Amer. dial.
 ANNOY to upset, to distress …1991 Irish sl.
 BACKSET to disgust or upset …1866 Sc.
 BARF OUT to become very upset; to freak out; to psych out …Bk2006 US sl.
 BE ILL TAKEN to be anxious, disturbed or mentally upset … Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 BOULEVERSE to upset, to overturn, to throw into utter disorder …1673 obs. rare
 CHEW FIRE to be upset, angry, or annoyed …1949 Amer. dial.
 CHEW ONE’S BITS to be eager, anxious, or impatient; to be annoyed, upset, or angry …1939 Amer. dial.
 CHEW THE BIT to be eager, anxious, or impatient; to be annoyed, upset, or angry …1939 Amer. dial.
 COME OVER ALL PECULIAR to feel suddenly physically indisposed or emotionally upset …2003 UK sl.
 COME OVER ALL QUEER to feel suddenly physically indisposed or emotionally upset …1937 UK sl.
 DO ONE’S NUT to be very angry, anxious, or upset; to lose one’s temper; to lose emotional control; to get worked up …1919 sl.
 DROP YOUR BUNDLE to become very nervous or upset; to lose one’s composure; to go to pieces …1847 Aust. sl.
 EAT to upset, to anger …Bk1995 US sl.
 FLIP OUT to lose control of one’s emotional state; to become very upset and irrational …Bk1995 US sl.
 FREAK OUT to lose control of one’s emotional state; to become very upset and irrational …Bk1995 US sl.
 GET ONE’S KNICKERS IN A TWIST to become angrily agitated or upset; to behave frenziedly …1971 Brit. sl.
 GET UP A PERSON’S NOSE to upset, annoy, or irritate a person …1951 sl.
 GO SPARE to become upset, angry, or distracted …1958 Brit. sl.
 HAVE A COW to become angry and  upset …Bk1995 US sl.
 JAR to surprise, to upset, to disturb, to shock …1897 Amer. dial.
 JERK SOMEONE’S CHAIN to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 JERK SOMEONE’S STRING to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 KECK to upset; to overbalance …Bk1901 Eng. dial.
 MAKE HAY OF to throw into confusion, to turn topsy-turvy, to upset …1703
 MUCKLE to bother, to disturb, to upset …1916 Amer. dial.
 PISS ONESELF to become angrily agitated or upset …1969 sl.
 PULL SOMEONE’S CHAIN to elicit someone’s anger or annoyance, esp. deliberately; to nag; to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing;  …1962 US sl.
 PUT ABOUT to upset, to distress …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 PUT A PERSON’S NOSE OUT OF JOINT to annoy, upset or disconcert a person; to spoil a person’s plans …1662
– PUT THE BOOT IN to cause further upset or harm to someone already in distress …Bk1999 
 RAKE to hurt, to upset, to cause discomfort to …1790 Sc.
 RAMVERSE to capsize, to upset …1593 obs.
 RATTLE SOMEONE’S CAGE to upset or anger someone …colloq.
 RATTLE SOMEONE’S CHAIN to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 RATTLE SOMEONE’S STRING to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 ROUGH UP to upset, to irritate, to ruffle …1877 rare
 SCALE to spill, to upset; to overflow …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 SHATTER to greatly upset or discompose
 SKAIL to pour out; to shed; to spill, to upset; to overflow …1513 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 SUBVERSE to subvert, to upset …1590 rare
 SUBVERT to upset, to overturn an object …1543-4 obs.
 TAKE ON to be very upset or distraught …colloq.
 TEAR UP to upset, to anger, to embarrass …1959 Amer. dial.
 THROW OUT OF GEAR to upset in mind or body …1868 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 THRUST A PERSON’S NOSE OUT OF JOINT to annoy, upset or disconcert a person; to spoil a person’s plans …1581 obs.
 TIPPLE to upset, to overturn; to turn a somersault …1866 Eng. dial.
 TO-TURN to overthrow, to upset …1382 obs.
 TURN SOMEONE OVER to upset, to distress …1865 sl.
 UPDUMP to upset, to overturn something …1908 Amer. dial.
 VERSE to overthrow, to overturn, to upset …1556 obs.
 WALT to throw, to cast, to toss out, over, etc.; to fling to the ground; to overturn, to upset …a1300 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WALT to be thrown down, to fall over, to be upset or overturned; to totter; to lean to one side …c1400 obs.
 WET ONESELF to become angrily agitated or upset …1970 sl.
 WET ONE’S PANTS to become angrily agitated or upset …1970 sl.
 WORK ONESELF UP to allow oneself to get very upset …20C Amer. sl.
 WRENCH to disrupt or upset someone …1976 US sl.
 YANK SOMEONE’S CHAIN to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.
 YANK SOMEONE’S STRING to upset someone, esp. by teasing or harassing; to anger someone …1980s Amer. sl.


UPSHOT – NOUNS
– the upshot, issue, conclusion SUM c1385 obs.
– the upshot, issue, result; that which happens in the sequel; the termination, favourable or otherwise, of affairs SUCCESS 1537 obs.


UPSIDE DOWN – ADJECTIVES/ADVERBS
 AHOMEL turned upside down; applied to a vessel whose bottom is upwards …1825 Sc. obs.
 A OVER K knocked upside down; ‘Arse over Kite’ …1998 NZ sl.
 ARSEHOLES TO BREAKFAST TIME upside down; utterly confused; most unsatisfactory …L19 sl.
 ARSE UPWARDS upside down, topsy-turvy, back to front …1896 Eng. dial.
 ARSE-VERSY upside down; head over heels …1678 Eng. dial.
 ARSEY-TURVEY upside down; head over heels …c1860 Amer. sl.
 ARSEY-VERSY upside down; topsy-turvy; head over heels; backwards-front; reversed; confused …1539
 ARSEY-WARSEY upside down; head over heels …1678 Eng. dial.
 ARSIE-VERSIE upside down; backwards-front; reversed; confused …1577
 ARSI-VERSI upside down; backwards-front; reversed; confused …1934 Amer.
 ARSY-FARCY upside down; head over heels …1678 Eng. dial.
 ARSY-VARSY back to front, upside down; perversely …1539 UK
 ARSY-VERSY back to front, upside down; perversely …1539 UK
 ASS-END UP in confusion, back-to-front, upside down …1960s sl.
 ASS-END-BACKWARDS in confusion, back-to-front, upside down …1967 Amer. dial.
 ASS OVER APPETITE upside down, unstable, head over heels, in confusion …1956
 ASS OVER APPLE CART upside down, unstable, head over heels, in confusion …1923
 ASS OVER HEAD upside down, unstable, head over heels, in confusion …1888
 ASS OVER TIT upside down, unstable, head over heels, in confusion …1939
 ASSWAYS backwards; askew; upside-down …1934 Amer. sl.
 A-WHUMMIL turned upside down; applied to a vessel which lies bottom upwards …Bk1898 Sc.
 BOTTOM UPWARDS upside down, topsy-turvy …1954 Amer. dial.
 BOTTOMSIDE UP upside down, topsy-turvy …1966 Amer. dial.
 BOTTOMSIDE UPWARDS upside down, topsy-turvy …1858 Amer. dial.
 TAP-AN-TEERIE topsy-turvy, upside-down …1827 Sc.
 TAPSALTEERIE topsy-turvy, upside-down …1827 Sc.
 TAPSALTEERY topsy-turvy, upside-down …1827 Sc.
 TAPSEE-TEERIE topsy-turvy, upside-down …1827 Sc.
 TAPSIE-TEERIE topsy-turvy, upside-down …1827 Sc.
 TOPSY-TEERY topsy-turvy, upside-down …1827 Irish
 TOPSY-VERSY upside down …M18 sl.
 TOTHER-END-UP. upside down …1863 Amer. dial.
 TOTHER-SIDE-UP upside down …1844 Amer. dial.
 
UPSIDE DOWN – NOUNS
 SUBVERSION the turning of a thing upside down or uprooting it from its position; overturning, upsetting of an object …1670 rare
 
UPSIDE DOWN – VERBS
 ANTIPODISE to turn upside down …1642 obs.
 BESTOURN to turn upside down, to overthrow …1483 obs.
 HALVE to turn over, to turn upside down …1873 Eng. dial.
 HELVE to turn over, to turn upside down …1873 Eng. dial.
 TERVE;  TIRVE to turn; esp. to turn upside down, to topple over, to fall down; also, fig. to turn to some course or action …c1400 obs.
 WAMBLE to twist or turn something over and over; to turn a thing round or upside down …1561 obs. exc. Eng. dial.


UPSTAIRS – ADJECTIVES
– upstairs ABOVE-STAIRS 1758 obs.
– upstairs TOPSIDE 1972 Amer. dial.

UPSTAIRS – ADVERBS
– upstairs TOPSIDE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

UPSTAIRS – NOUNS
– the second story of a house; upstairs LOFT Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.


UPSTANDING – ADJECTIVES
– upstanding, honest DINKUM 1962 Aust. sl.

UPSTANDING – NOUNS, PERSON
– the epitome of an upstanding,  sincere, moral citizen, despised by those who live on the fringes of the law DUDLEY DOGOODERDUDLEY DO-RIGHT 1990 US sl.


UPSTART – ADJECTIVES
 COCKHORSE exultant; proud; upstart …1598 obs.
 
UPSTART – NOUNS, PERSON
 BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK an upstart; a person suddenly raised in social status and rendered giddy by his promotion …Bk1922
 CHITTYPRAT a pet name for a child; a little upstart …1892 Eng. dial.
 GENTLEMAN OF FOUR OUTS an upstart, without manners, wit, money, or credit …Bk1864 UK sl.
 GENTLEMAN OF THE FIRST HEAD a term of contempt; an upstart gentleman; an imitator of the upper classes …1611 obs.
 GENTLEMAN OF THE FIRST HOUSE a term of contempt; an upstart gentleman; an imitator of the upper classes …a1625 obs.
 GENTLEMAN WITH FOUR OUTS an upstart, without manners, wit, money, or credit …Bk1864 UK sl.
 JACKANAPES one who is like an ape in tricks, airs, or behaviourl a ridiculous upstart; an impudent person; a pert, impertinent fellow who assumes ridiculous airs; a conceited coxcomb …1534
 JACK-GENTLEMAN a man of low birth or manners making pretensions to be a gentleman; an insolent fellow, an upstart …1667 obs.
 JACK-GENTLEWOMAN a  woman of low birth or manners making pretensions to be a gentlewoman; an insolent woman, an upstart …1787 obs. rare
 JACK-IN-OFFICE an overbearing petty official; an upstart …1690 sl.
 JACK IN THE PULPIT a pretender; an upstart …Bk1896 colloq.
 MOXIE;  MOXY an impudent upstart …1968 African-American sl.
 PARVE a parvenu, a person from a humble background who has rapidly gained wealth or an influential social position; a nouveau riche; an upstart, a social climber …1980s Aust. sl.
 POT-WALLOPER a fool, a stupid person; also, an impostor, an upstart …1820 derogatory
 QUICK-START an upstart …1874 Eng. dial.
 SKIP-JACK an upstart …Bk1896 sl.
 SNOIT a young, conceited person, who speaks little; an upstart, a swaggerer; one who goes where he has no right to go, an intruder …1824 Sc. obs.
 SNOTNOSE an importunate upstart; a neophyte, esp. a knowing one …1941 Amer. sl.
 SNOTTYNOSE an importunate upstart; a neophyte, esp. a knowing one; an obnoxious person …1941 sl.
 TIPPERTANT;  TIPPERTAUNT a young upstart …1891 Eng. dial.
 UPJUMP an upstart, a nouveau riche; a term of abuse …1910s Aust. sl.
 UP-SPROUT an upstart …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WICK-START an upstart …1874 Eng. dial. 
 YIP-YAP an upstart; a young, scatterbrained person …Bk1877 Eng. dial.
 YIP-YOP an upstart; a young, scatterbrained person …Bk1877 Eng. dial. 


UPTIGHT – ADJECTIVES
– uptight, anxious, nervous WIRED 1970s Amer. sl.

UPTIGHT – NOUNS, PERSON
– an uptight, pretentious person STUFFED SHIRT 1913 colloq.


UP-TO-DATE – ADJECTIVES
ALIVE WITH JIVE up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
BOOGIE up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
DAP alert, aware, knowledgeable, sophisticated, up-to-date …1950s African-American sl.
EARLY up-to-date …1980s African-American sl.
GROOVE-WISE up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
GROOVY up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
HEP up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
HEPPED UP up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
HEP TO THE JIVE up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
HEP WITH HELIUM up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
JIVE-WISE up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
JIVEY up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
KIDDYISH stylish, showily dressed; up-to-date …E19 sl.
NOW up-to-date, very fashionable …1960s US sl.
ON THE JIVE up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
SNORKY well-dressed, smart, elegant, stylish, up-to-date 
SOLID up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.
WITH BOTH SHOES TIED up-to-date; fashionably knowing …Bk1942 US sl.

UP-TO-DATE – NOUNS, PERSON
HEP GEE a knowing, up-do-date person …Bk1942 US sl.
HEP HEDY a knowing, up-to-date female …Bk1942 US sl.
HEP SISTER a knowing, up-to-date female …Bk1942 US sl.
HEPSTER  a knowing, up-do-date person …Bk1942 US sl.
SHARP CAT a knowing, up-do-date person …Bk1942 US sl.
SHARPY  a knowing, up-do-date person …Bk1942 US sl.


UPWARD – VERBS
– to direct upwards; to raise, to lift up ARRECT a1529 obs.