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1upper/ˈʌpɚ/adjective
1upper
/ˈʌpɚ/
adjective
Learner's definition of UPPER  
always used before a noun
: located above another or others of the same kind
   b  : located at or near the top
: located toward the north
: above another or others in position, rank, or order

stiff upper lip

— see 1stiff
2upper/ˈʌpɚ/noun
pluraluppers
2upper
/ˈʌpɚ/
noun
pluraluppers
Learner's definition of UPPER  
[count]
: the parts of a shoe or boot above the sole
informal  : a drug that gives you more energy
especially  : amphetamine
— compare downer

on your uppers

British, old-fashioned + informal
: having very little money
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