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What does the word "upsot" mean in the version of "Jingle Bells" I heard today?

Question #53104. Asked by philsgirl.
Last updated Aug 24 2016.

Related Trivia Topics: Linguistics   Vocabulary  
Answer has 8 votes

Answer has 8 votes.
I looked up the lyrics on the internet, and some versions have upsot.

Dec 14 2004, 10:50 AM
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Answer has 22 votes.
It is just a humorous past participle of "upset" coined to rhyme with "lot" in the line before.

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Response last updated by stedman on Aug 24 2016.
Dec 14 2004, 9:39 PM
Answer has 34 votes
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Answer has 34 votes.

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Upsot appears in two 19th century poems which indicate that it means "turned over" (upset physically). Check out the use of "upsot" at
link and

Dec 17 2006, 2:38 PM
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