Continuing an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 3 such words beginning with the letter 'U'.
An upper undergarment with no collar, and with short or no sleeves, worn next to the skin under a shirt. Known as a semmit in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Relating to goods targeted at high-income consumers. UK equivalent: upmarket.
(In, to, toward, or related to) either the upper section or the residential district of a city; e.g., in Manhattan, New York City the term refers to the northern end of Manhattan, generally speaking, north of 59th Street; see also Uptown, Minneapolis; Uptown, Chicago; Uptown New Orleans; compare downtown. Often has implications of being a desirable or upscale neighborhood. However, in Butte, Montana and Charlotte, North Carolina, "Uptown" refers to what would be called "downtown" in most other cities.
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