Meaning of upstart
Pronunciation: (n., adj.up'stärt"v.up&sylpstärt'), [key]
- a person who has risen suddenly from a humble position to wealth, power, or a position of consequence.
- a presumptuous and objectionable person who has so risen; parvenu.
- being, resembling, or characteristic of an upstart.
- to spring into existence or into view.
- to start up; spring up, as to one's feet.
- to cause to start up.
- upstart (Thesaurus)