Meaning of “upstate” in the English Dictionary

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"upstate" in British English

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upstateadjective [ before noun ], adverb

uk /ˈʌp.steɪt/ us /ˈʌp.steɪt/ US

towards or of the northern parts of a state in the US, especially those that are far from cities where a lot of people live:

upstate New York
The traffic going upstate was almost standing still.

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

"upstate" in American English

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upstateadjective, adverb

us /ˌʌpˈsteɪt/

to or in the northern part of a state:

She came to New York from a small town upstate because she wanted to be a dancer.

(Definition of “upstate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)