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upsy-daisy

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Pronunciation: /ʌpsɪˈdeɪzi
 
, ʌpsə-/
(also ups-a-daisy, oops-a-daisy)

Definition of upsy-daisy in English:

exclamation

Expressing encouragement to a child who has fallen or is being lifted.

Origin

mid 19th century: alteration of earlier up-a-daisy; compare with lackadaisical.

Words that rhyme with upsy-daisy

Bel Paese, Buthelezi, crazy, daisy, Farnese, glazy, hazy, lazy, Maisie, mazy, oops-a-daisy, Piranesi, Veronese

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