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upstart

up·start

upstart

 
pronunciation:
uhp start
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who has an exaggerated esteem of himself or herself.
definition 2: one who has gone from a humble beginning to a position of power, wealth, or importance, esp. one who is now presumptuous and excessively proud.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having an exaggerated esteem of oneself; presumptuous.
definition 2: suddenly brought from a humble or inconsequential position to a position of importance.