Definitions

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  • adjective archaic upstairs; located on an upper floor.

Etymologies

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above +‎ stairs

Examples

  • Crouched shivering at the curtains, that's what, sweating pints at the thought of what those booze-sodden villains would do if they chanced to seek sport abovestairs and discovered that the trembling occupant of the Popplewell chamber was none other than the raider who'd come demanding breakfast ...

    THE NUMBERS

  • Dr. Anjali Mukherjee spent most of her time in the morgue, not just because she was the county medical examiner but also because when she ventured abovestairs at the hospital, she was continually mistaken for a med student or, worse, a candy striper.

    The Tenth Circle

  • Dr. Anjali Mukherjee spent most of her time in the morgue, not just because she was the county medical examiner but also because when she ventured abovestairs at the hospital, she was continually mistaken for a med student or, worse, a candy striper.

    The Tenth Circle

  • But, though tranquillity was restored abovestairs, it was not so below; where my landlady, highly resenting the injury done to the beauty of her husband by the flesh-spades of Mrs. Honour, called aloud for revenge and justice.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • There was not enough Goya abovestairs to satisfy us, but in the

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Set at an English manor in 1932 and superficially a Lord Peter Wimsey-esque murder mystery that keeps twisting, there's a great deal on the English abovestairs/belowstairs class divide, how often the dividing line between the two gets crossed, what happens when that line is crossed, all provided through action, illustration, and meta-commentary.

    Gosford Park

  • She reset the time on her computer to a date last week and logged in under her rarely-used official, abovestairs account.

    Beyond World's End

  • She reset the time on her computer to a date last week and logged in under her rarely-used official, abovestairs account.

    Beyond World's End

  • Beyond the gates of the park, Upper Newbury was a picturesque village of thatched, whitewashed houses clustered about a green with the tall-spired Church of All Souls and an inn with its taproom belowstairs and its assembly room and guest rooms abovestairs.

    One Night for Love

  • The ballroom would be filled, Kenneth thought, surveying the empty room while most of the ladies were still abovestairs putting the finishing touches to their toilettes and most of the gentlemen were in the drawing room fortifying themselves for the ordeal ahead with the earl's brandy or port.

    Unforgiven

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