from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not characteristic of the upper classes especially in language use.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name applied in Samoa to Morinda citrifolia, a littoral tree the bark of the roots and stem of which yields a valuable coloring-matter which is the source of the al dye of India.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not characteristic of the upper classes especially in language use
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These foreign real Estate funds offer broad exposure to non-u.s. real estate.
Some prefer the historic touch: ... or the dashing sheikh: ... but all black, I'm afraid, is strictly non-u:
The better question to the foreign leader issue, is have you ever had a conversation with a non-u.s. citizen, excluding Canada and Mexico vacations.
Literary appriciation is just another way of breaking people into U and non-u.
When Peter Jennings was recently named anchor at ABC, Roone Arledge, head of ABC news and sports, was asked if there was a downside to having a non-u.s. citizen as anchorman of one of the three most influential news broadcasts in the country.
It was the era of the 'u' and 'non-u' distinctions notoriously codified by Nancy Mitford.
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