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Upsee-Dutch

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A heavy Dutch beer; Upsee Freese a Friesland strong ale; Upsee English, a strong English ale. Upsee Dutch also means tipsy, stupid with drink.

“I do not like the dulness of your eye,

It hath a heavy cast; ʹtis upsee-Dutch,

And says you are a lumpish whoremaster.”


Ben Jonson: The Alchemist, iv. 4.


“Yet whoop, Barnaby! off with thy liquor,

Drink upsees out, and a fig for the vicar.”


Sir Walter Scott: Lady of the Lake, vi. 5.


“Teach me how to take the German upsy freeze, the Danish rouser the Switzer’s stoop of Rhenish.”—Dekker: Gull’s Hornbook (1609).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Up to Snuff
Up to the Hub
Up to the Mark
Up-turning of his Glass
Upas-tree or Poison-tree of Macassar
Upper Crust
Upper Storey
Upper Ten Thousand or The Upper Ten
Uproar
Upsee-Dutch
Upset Price
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Urd [The Past]
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Urda, Verdandi, and Skulda
Urgan
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Urgel
Uriah
Uriel