Definition of


  1. (noun, location) a residential part of town away from the central commercial district
  2. (adj, all) of or located in the upper part of a town
  3. (adv, all) toward or in the upper part of town

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Antonyms of Uptown


Alternate forms of Uptown

Hypernyms: community, residential area, residential district

Origin of the word Uptown

  1. 1802, "the higher or upper portion of a town," from up + town. As this usually was the residential portion of a town (especially a port) the word had overtones of that. Specific meaning "more prosperous area of town" is recorded from 1946. more

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