how to pronounce upstart


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upstart is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of upstart in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… successful as its upstart competitor is …”

meanings of upstart


  1. The meadow saffron.
  2. One who has suddenly gained wealth, power, or other prominence, but either has not received social acceptance or has become arrogant or presumptuous.


  1. Self-important and presumptuous.
  2. Acting like a parvenu.


  1. To rise suddenly, to spring.

upstart frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word upstart occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics upstart can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that upstart can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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