upscale
adjective Date: 1966 relating to, being, or appealing to affluent consumers; also of a superior quality • upscale adverb or transitive verb

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  • Upscale — Up scale, a. 1. relating to, or characteristic of, affluent people or people in the upper social classes. [PJC] 2. expensive or of high quality. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upscale — UK US /ˈʌpˌskeɪl/ adjective, adverb US COMMERCE ► UPMARKET(Cf. ↑upmarket) …   Financial and business terms

  • upscale — (adj.) 1966, at the higher end of a scale, superior, from UP (Cf. up) + noun derivative of SCALE (Cf. scale) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • upscale — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB N. Amer. ▪ upmarket …   English terms dictionary

  • upscale — ☆ upscale [up′skāl΄ ] adj. designating, of, or for people who are relatively affluent, educated, stylish, etc. vt. upscaled, upscaling to convert or transform so as to make suitable for such people [a used clothing store upscaled to a boutique] …   English World dictionary

  • upscale — [[t]ʌ̱pske͟ɪl[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Upscale is used to describe products or services that are expensive, of good quality, and intended to appeal to people in a high social class. [AM] Vodka has acquired an upscale image in the US. ...upscale …   English dictionary

  • upscale — adj. /up skayl /; v. /up skayl /; n. /up skayl /, adj., v., upscaled, upscaling, n. Informal. adj. 1. located at, moving toward, or of or for the upper end of a social or economic scale: The boutique caters to upscale young career people. 2.… …   Universalium

  • upscale — /ˈʌpskeɪl/ (say upskayl) adjective Colloquial 1. of high quality; superior: an upscale restaurant; upscale decor. 2. affluent: an upscale suburb …   Australian English dictionary

  • upscale — adjective appropriate for people with good incomes an upscale neighborhood an upscale motel • Similar to: ↑upmarket …   Useful english dictionary

  • upscale — adj. Upscale is used with these nouns: ↑accommodation, ↑clientele, ↑neighbourhood, ↑restaurant, ↑retailer, ↑shopping centre, ↑suburb …   Collocations dictionary

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