Upstart definition

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Self-important; presumptuous.
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A person of humble origin who attains sudden wealth, power, or importance, especially one made immodest or presumptuous by the change; a parvenu.
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Suddenly raised to a position of consequence.
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To spring or start up suddenly.
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A person who has recently come into wealth, power, etc., esp. one who behaves in a presumptuous, aggressive manner; parvenu.
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Newly rich, powerful, etc.
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Of or characteristic of an upstart.
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To start, or spring, up or cause to spring up.
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One who has suddenly gained wealth, power, or other prominence, but either has not received social acceptance or has become arrogant or presumptuous.

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The meadow saffron.

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To rise suddenly, to spring.

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Origin of upstart

  • up- +"Ž start

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