upset etymology

Middle English word upset comes from English set, English up

Detailed word origin of upset

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
set English (eng) (UK, education) To divide a class group in a subject according to ability (of hair) Fixed in a certain style.. Fixed in one’s opinion.. Fixed in position.. Intent, determined (to do something).. Prearranged.. Ready, prepared.. Rigid, solidified. (Scotland) To suit; to become.. (ambitransitive) To fit music to words.. (ambitransitive) To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.. [...]
up English (eng) (computing, slang, transitive) To upload.. (intransitive) To act suddenly, usually with another verb.. (intransitive) To ascend; to climb up.. (transitive, colloquial) To increase or raise.. (transitive, colloquial) To promote. (colloquial) At (a given place, especially one imagined to be higher or more remote from a central location).. (vulgar slang) Of a man: having sex with.. From south [...]
upsetten Middle English (enm)
upset Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as upset

Descendants of set
upsetten