UPSTARTS
Persons lately raised to honours and riches from mean stations.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Up*start" (?), v. i.

To start or spring up suddenly.

Spenser. Tennyson.

 

© Webster 1913.


Up"start` (?), n.

1.

One who has risen suddenly, as from low life to wealth, power, or honor; a parvenu.

Bacon.

2. Bot.

The meadow saffron.

Dr. Prior.

 

© Webster 1913.


Up"start`, a.

Suddenly raised to prominence or consequence.

"A race of upstart creatures."

Milton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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