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English adjective: upstart

1. upstart characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position

Synonymsnouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue



English noun: upstart

1. upstart (person) an arrogant or presumptuous person

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

Narrower (hyponym)smart aleck, weisenheimer, wise guy, wiseacre, wisenheimer

2. upstart (person) a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

Synonymsarriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

Narrower (hyponym)climber, junior, social climber

3. upstart (act) a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright


Broader (hypernym)gymnastic exercise

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