Brit., Informal having recently gained wealth, power, success, etc. and regarded as behaving presumptuously, aggressively, etc.
(comparative more jumped-up, superlative most jumped-up)
- (idiomatic, pejorative) Describes a person who thinks or acts as if he/she is superior in some way that the speaker disagrees with. For instance, pretending to be of a higher class or having greater authority than he/she has in reality.
- 2007, Nov 27. Scott Murray, writing in Guardian Unlimited. Stuttgart 3-2 Rangers