Definitions

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  • noun A person from upstate; usually specifically a person from upstate New York

Etymologies

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upstate +‎ -er

Examples

  • I was happy about the Gillibrand pick because she is an upstater.

    Matthew Yglesias » How Low Can We Go

  • The last real upstater to be elected to the Senate from New York was Kenneth Keating in 1958.

    Matthew Yglesias » Harold Ford Goes Negative . . . on Eleanor Roosevelt

  • And, of course, any thing upstater Oscar nom Melissa Leo is in, even if they're not set in NY, like The Dry Land and Welcome to the Rileys.

    Stewart Nusbaumer: New York Films Going to Sundance

  • Mr. Davidson comes from a business background — he never has held a job in government, though he's worked with it through the Kaplan Fund, according to a copy of his résumé — and would seem to bring a downstate voice to an agency that is run by an upstater (Mr. Mullen used to run a Rochester business group).

    ESDC Finally Fills Top Post With Former <i>El Diario</i> Owner

  • The lieutenant governor slot, which was vacated after David Paterson ascended to the governorship in March 2007 (and subsequently filled on a temporary basis by Richard Ravitch), will be easy: He would be able to choose more or less anyone he likes, and would be expected to go for some conventional notion of "balance" by picking a running mate who is a minority, or a woman, or an upstater, or all of the above.

    Between Andrew Cuomo and a Balanced Ticket

  • The knock against him as the party leader has always been that as an upstater, he doesn't have as intimate access to the party's moneyed base in New York City.

    Republicans, Including Cox, Moving Toward a Challenge to Mondello

  • Mark, you know, I think it was 39 years ago, another upstater -- Republican Charles Goodell -- was appointed to the Senate to fill a vacancy.

    Mark Green: 7 Days: Kirsten Gillibrand Talks Policy

  • The lieutenant governor slot, which was vacated after David Paterson ascended to the governorship in March 2007 (and subsequently filled on a temporary basis by Richard Ravitch), will be easy: He would be able to choose more or less anyone he likes, and would be expected to go for some conventional notion of "balance" by picking a running mate who is a minority, or a woman, or an upstater, or all of the above.

    Between Andrew Cuomo and a Balanced Ticket

  • I'm a former Rochestarian, and I echo your desire for an upstater.

    Election Central Saturday Roundup

  • Mr. Davidson comes from a business background — he never has held a job in government, though he's worked with it through the Kaplan Fund, according to a copy of his résumé — and would seem to bring a downstate voice to an agency that is run by an upstater (Mr. Mullen used to run a Rochester business group).

    ESDC Finally Fills Top Post With Former <i>El Diario</i> Owner

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