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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Upstart  \Up*start"\,  v.  i. 
  To  start  or  spring  up  suddenly.  --Spenser.  Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Upstart  \Up"start`\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  has  risen  suddenly,  as  from  low  life  to  wealth, 
  power,  or  honor;  a  parvenu.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  The  meadow  saffron.  --Dr.  Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Upstart  \Up"start`\,  a. 
  Suddenly  raised  to  prominence  or  consequence.  ``A  race  of 
  upstart  creatures.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  upstart 
  adj  :  characteristic  of  someone  who  has  risen  economically  or 
  socially  but  lacks  the  social  skills  appropriate  for 
  this  new  position  [syn:  {nouveau-riche},  {parvenu},  {parvenue}, 
  {upstart(a)}] 
  n  1:  an  arrogant  or  presumptuous  person 
  2:  a  person  who  has  suddenly  risen  to  a  higher  economic  status 
  but  has  not  gained  social  acceptance  of  others  in  that 
  class  [syn:  {parvenu},  {nouveau-riche}] 




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