HyperDic: upstart

English > 4 senses of the word upstart:
NOUNperson upstartan arrogant or presumptuous person
person upstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche, arrivistea person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
actupstart, kipa 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
ADJECTIVEallupstart, nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenuecharacteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
upstart > pronunciation
Soundsah'pstaa.rt
Rhymesapart ... tart: 37 rhymes with aart...
English > upstart: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcharacteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position.
Synonymsnouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue
Broaderpretentiousmaking claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
English > upstart: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn arrogant or presumptuous person.
Narrowerwise guy, smart aleck, wiseacre, wisenheimer, weisenheimerAn upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Spanisharrogante
Catalanarrogant
English > upstart: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class.
Synonymsparvenu, nouveau-riche, arriviste
NarrowerjuniorTerm of address for a disrespectful and annoying male
social climber, climbersomeone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Spanishadvenedizo, arribista, nouveau-riche, nuevo rico, nuevorico
Catalannou-ric, nouveau-riche
English > upstart: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA 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.
Synonymkip
Broadergymnastic exercise(gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)

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