Definitions for upstart

Definitions for (noun) upstart

Main entry: kip, upstart

Definition: 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

Main entry: upstart, arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu

Definition: a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

Main entry: upstart

Definition: an arrogant or presumptuous person

Definitions for (adj) upstart

Main entry: upstart, parvenu, parvenue, nouveau-riche

Definition: characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position

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