a person who has recently come into wealth, power, etc., esp. one who behaves in a presumptuous, aggressive manner; parvenu
- newly rich, powerful, etc.
- of or characteristic of an upstart
to start, or spring, up or cause to spring up
A person of humble origin who attains sudden wealth, power, or importance, especially one made immodest or presumptuous by the change; a parvenu.
- Suddenly raised to a position of consequence.
- Self-important; presumptuous.
intransitive verbup·start·ed, up·start·ing, up·starts
To spring or start up suddenly.
(third-person singular simple present upstarts, present participle upstarting, simple past and past participle upstarted)
up- +"Ž start