Stuck-up Stuck"-up`, a. Self-important and supercilious, ?onceited; vain; arrogant. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The airs of small, stuck-up, men. --A. K. H. Boyd. [1913 Webster]

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  • stuck-up — adj informal proud and unfriendly because you think you are better and more important than other people used to show disapproval = ↑snooty ▪ His wife was a bit stuck up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stuck-up — adjective INFORMAL a stuck up person acts as though they are too important to speak to you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stuck-up — [adj] snobbish arrogant, big headed, cocky, conceited, condescending, egotistic, haughty, high and mighty*, hoity toity, nose in the air*, ostentatious, patronizing, pompous, pretentious, puffed up, snippy*, snooty*, snotty*, too big for one’s… …   New thesaurus

  • stuck-up — [stuk′up΄] adj. Informal snobbish; conceited …   English World dictionary

  • stuck-up — stuck′ up′ adj. inf inf snobbishly conceited • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • stuck-up — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ snobbishly aloof …   English terms dictionary

  • stuck-up — mod. conceited. □ Tom is really stuck up. □ What a stuck up jerk. □ Don’t be so stuck up. Unbend a little …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stuck-up — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is stuck up, you mean that are very proud and unfriendly because they think they are very important. [INFORMAL] She was a famous actress, but she wasn t a bit stuck up. Syn: snooty …   English dictionary

  • stuck-up — /ˈstʌk ʌp / (say stuk up) adjective Colloquial conceited; haughty: *traders are trying to shrug off their stuck up image and cut down on shoplifting. –messenger, 1991 …   Australian English dictionary

  • stuck-up — {adj.}, {informal} Acting as if other people are not as good as you are; conceited; snobbish. * /Mary is very stuck up, and will not speak to the poor children in her class./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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