Definitions for up-and-coming

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. likely to succeed; bright and industrious:

    an up-and-coming young executive.

Origin of up-and-coming:

1840–50, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. energetic, gumptious, industrious, up-and-coming(adj)

    working hard to promote an enterprise

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. up-and-coming(adjective)ʌp

    likely to be very successful

    an up-and-coming young lawyer


  1. up-and-coming(Adjective)

    emerging; aspiring; improving; beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim

    The theater likes to feature up-and-coming singers and comedians.

Translations for up-and-coming

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of eg a person starting a career) progressing well

an up-and-coming young doctor.

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