Definitions for upstartˈʌpˌstɑrt; ʌpˈstɑrt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
up•startˈʌpˌstɑrt; ʌpˈstɑrt(n., adj.; v.; n.)
a person who has risen suddenly from a humble position to wealth, power, or importance, esp. one who is presumptuous or arrogant; parvenu.
(adj.)being, resembling, or characteristic of an upstart.
(v.i.)to spring into existence or into view.
to start up; spring up, as to one's feet.
(v.t.)to cause to start up.
Origin of upstart:
an arrogant or presumptuous person
upstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche, arriviste(noun)
a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
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
nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart(a)(adj)
characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
someone who has gained sudden wealth, power or influence, but has either not gained social acceptance or has become arrogant or presumptuous
to rise suddenly, to spring
self-important and presumptuous
to start or spring up suddenly
one who has risen suddenly, as from low life to wealth, power, or honor; a parvenu
the meadow saffron
suddenly raised to prominence or consequence
Upstart is an event-based replacement for the traditional init daemon — the method by which several Unix-like computer operating systems perform tasks when the computer is started. It was written by Scott James Remnant, a former employee of Canonical Ltd.
Upstart is a funding platform and mentoring network that matches students with backers who believe in their potential. With funding from Upstart, students can retire student loans, pay for living expenses, take an internship, or start a business. In return, the students share a small percentage of their income with their backers for the next 10 years.
Anagrams of upstart
start up, start-up, startup
Translations for upstart
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who has risen quickly to wealth or power but seems to lack dignity or ability
I shall leave the firm if that little upstart becomes manager.
- verwaarde persoonAfrikaans
- شَخْص يَرتَفِع إلى السُّلْطَة والثَّروَه بِسُرْعَهArabic
- zé-ninguém / novo ricoPortuguese (BR)
- kariérista, povýšenecCzech
- der EmporkömmlingGerman
- νεόπλουτος, καιροσκόποςGreek
- advenedizo, arribista, trepaSpanish
- تازه به دوران رسیدهFarsi
- אָדָם שֶׁעָלָה פִּתאוֹם לִגדוּלָהHebrew
- तुरंत-फुरंत धनवान बननाHindi
- orang yang cepat majuIndonesian
- (nuovo ricco)Italian
- org yg berlagakMalay
- تازه به دوران رسیدهPersian
- نوى شتمن، نوى بډاى: دنوي بډاى شوى خوى، دنوي شتمن دخوى مربوطPashto
- karierista, povýšenec, zbohatlíkSlovak
- sonradan görmeTurkish
- 暴發戶Chinese (Trad.)
- نو دولتاUrdu
- kẻ mới phấtVietnamese
- 暴发户，自命不凡者Chinese (Simp.)
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