THE OPEN DICTIONARY
New Words & Slang
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(noun) : an escalator going up
Submitted by: Aikie from Philippines on Jan. 04, 2012 10:34
(noun) : an ascending escalator [contraction of up escalator] [motor-driven continuous staircase]
Housewares is not on the third floor. You'll have to take the upscalator.
Submitted by: Ralph Lyda from Georgia Us on May. 30, 2007 12:52
upscubble (verb) : To hand something over
My brother David used this a lot in the 60's, and occasionally still does. It was usually used to invoke a slight threat when referring to things that were inadvertently taken. Example: If Venus has my shoes, he better upscubble them. —unknown, 60's slang
Submitted by: James E. McFaddin from Texas on Feb. 20, 2007 18:28
upsert (verb) : to insert an update into a database
Submitted by: Brittany Bond from Texas on Jun. 24, 2014 12:58
upsetment (noun) : a state of being upset or disturbed
The dog's constant barking is causing much upsetment to the neighbors.
Submitted by: Jason M. Tuttle from Utah on Jan. 17, 2008 11:06
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
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