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U, u

noun uk   us   /juː/ (plural Us, U's or u's)

U, u noun (LETTER)

[C or U] the 21st letter of the English alphabet

U, u noun (COLLEGE)

[U] US written abbreviation for university : She goes to Kansas U/Sydney U.

U, u noun (FILM)

[C or U] abbreviation for universal : a film or a symbol for a film that is considered suitable for children of any age

U, u

adjective uk   us   /juː/

U, u adjective (FILM)

abbreviation for universal : used to refer to a film that is considered suitable for children of any age

U, u adjective (UPPER-CLASS)

UK old-fashioned (of behaviour or ways of speaking) acceptable to or expected to be used by people of high social class
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