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Middle English[edit]



  1. upside down
    • 14th c., Geoffrey Chaucer, The Parson's Tale, l. 259:
      And ye shall understonde that in mannes sinne is every manere of ordre or ordinaunce turned up-so-doun.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for upsodown in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)