- Upbraid is defined as to condemn or criticize severely.
An example of upbraid is to scream and curse at someone for an error he made.
upbraid definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English upbreiden ; from Old English upbregdan ; from up-, up- plush bregdan, to pull: see braid
upbraid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb up·braid·ed, up·braid·ing, up·braids
Origin: Middle English upbreiden, from Old English ūpbrēdan, to bring forward as a ground for censure : ūp-, up- + bregdan, to turn, lay hold of.
- up·braidˈer noun
- up·braidˈing·ly adverb