THE OPEN DICTIONARY
New Words & Slang
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upsize (verb) : 1 : to increase in size; especially : to design or produce in larger size 2: to hire (employees) for the purpose of upsizing a business intransitive verb : to undergo an increase in size
Our luncheonette is doing so well that we are about to upsize into a large-scale restaurant!
Submitted by: J.C. Moore from Pennsylvania on Feb. 14, 2008 10:49
upstander (noun) : a person who stands up for a cause : someone who works for the good of society
Submitted by: Ms.Goodman's 1st period class. from Illinois on Dec. 17, 2012 09:54
upsy-daisy (interjection) : Used when lifting a baby or helping an adult to their feet.
My Mom said "upsy-daisy" when she picked up my nephew.
Submitted by: J.C. from Pennsylvania on Jan. 24, 2008 14:00
upt (verb) : To steal something: used primarily in the past tense.
The car has been upt.
Submitted by: Kyle from Canada on Nov. 05, 2005 01:09
uptaineous (adjective) : with the greatest amount of confidence : without failure or fear of failure.
The newest airforce recruit fixed the aircraft in an uptaineous manner. —Gary Curtis Fraley, my own, January 31, 2007
Submitted by: Gary from South Carolina on Jan. 31, 2007 13:04
upwake (verb) : reverse awareness, synthesis of being simultaneously dreaming and conscious
as she began to upwake, colors smelled differently and sounds looked brighter —Natasha Tsakos, www.upwake.com, 01/01/04
Submitted by: Halzini from Florida on Jan. 06, 2006 10:32
(adjective) : your—used on internet chat sessions and text-messaging
How's ur BF doing?
Submitted by: Anonymous on Jan. 16, 2008 17:24
(abbreviation) : you are—used in Internet chatting
Submitted by: Matt from Indiana on Aug. 16, 2007 08:36
URA (abbreviation) : a short way of saying you are a
Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 12, 2006 15:31
urban (adjective) : designed for or marketed to residents of cities and esp. Black and Hispanic Americans
Submitted by: Opra Windoodles from Pennsylvania on Dec. 16, 2008 10:56
urban Amish (noun) : one who is not familiar with current technology
Submitted by: Word King from Pennsylvania on Mar. 16, 2009 13:58
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