how to pronounce upstart

ʌpstɑːɹt

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“… successful as its upstart competitor is …”

meanings of upstart

noun:

  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.

adjective:

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

verb:

  1. To rise suddenly, to spring.

words with pronunciation similar to upstart

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