jumped-up jumped-up adj. Upstart. [British informal] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • jumped-up — adj [only before noun] BrE informal a jumped up person thinks they are more important than they really are, because they have improved their social position ▪ a jumped up little bureaucrat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jumped-up — [jumpt′up′] adj. [Brit. Informal] having recently gained wealth, power, success, etc. and regarded as behaving presumptuously, aggressively, etc …   English World dictionary

  • jumped-up — jumped′ up′ adj. Slang. brit. upstart; parvenu • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • jumped-up — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ considering oneself to be more important than one really is …   English terms dictionary

  • jumped-up — adjective (British informal) upstart • Similar to: ↑pretentious • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • jumped-up — ADJ: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe someone as jumped up, you disapprove of them because they consider themselves to be more important than they really are. [BRIT, INFORMAL] He s nothing better than a jumped up bank clerk! …   English dictionary

  • jumped-up — /ˈdʒʌmpt ʌp/ (say jumpt up) adjective Colloquial upstart; parvenu; conceited: *He had a poor view of anyone in authority; officers, bosses, little jumped up clerks behind a desk who hum and ha and make you feel like shit before they ll stamp… …   Australian English dictionary

  • jumped-up — adjective (only before noun) BrE believing that you are more important than you really are, because you have improved your social position: some jumped up little bureaucrat …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • jumped-up — /jumpt up /, adj. Chiefly Brit. having recently gained prominence or fame and appearing arrogant. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • jumped-up — adjective Describes a person who thinks he is superior in some way that the speaker disagrees with. For instance, of a higher class, or has more authority than they have in reality. 2007, Nov 27. Scott Murray, writing in Guardian Unlimited.… …   Wiktionary

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