Meaning of “up-country” in the English Dictionary

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"up-country" in British English

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up-countryadverb [ before noun ], adjective

uk /ˌʌpˈkʌn.tri/ us /ˌʌpˈkʌn.tri/

in the direction of or relating to the parts of a country further from the coast, especially where there are few towns and people:

We'll travel up-country by horse tomorrow.
Some people find up-country customs strange.

(Definition of “up-country” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)