Definitions for uptownˈʌpˈtaʊn; -ˌtaʊn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
up•townˈʌpˈtaʊn; -ˌtaʊn(adv., n.; adj.; adv.)
to, toward, or in the upper part of a town or city, usu. the part away from the main business section.
(adj.)moving toward, situated in, or pertaining to the upper part of a town or city:
Take the uptown bus.
(n.)the uptown section of a town or city.
Origin of uptown:
a residential part of town away from the central commercial district
of or located in the upper part of a town
"uptown residential areas"
toward or in the upper part of town
the residential part of a city, away from the commercial center
to or in the upper part of a town; as, to go uptown
situated in, or belonging to, the upper part of a town or city; as, a uptown street, shop, etc.; uptown society