Definitions for upscaleˈʌpˈskeɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. of, for, or designating people at the upper end of a social or economic scale.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of upscale:

1970–75, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upscale(adj)

    appropriate for people with good incomes

    "an upscale neighborhood"; "an upscale motel"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. upscale(adjective)ˈʌpˈskeɪl

    expensive and fashionable

    an upscale restaurant/hotel/neighborhood


  1. upscale(Verb)

    To increase in size, to scale up.

  2. upscale(Adjective)

    Marked by wealth or quality; high-class.

  3. Origin: up + scale, 1966


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