follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

jumped-up

[juhmpt-uhp] /ˈdʒʌmptˈʌp/
adjective, Chiefly British
1.
having recently gained prominence or fame and appearing arrogant.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for jumpedup

jumped-up

adjective
1.
(informal) suddenly risen in significance, esp when appearing arrogant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for jumpedup

jumped-up

adjective

Elevated above one's proper status; jacked up •Chiefly British: The elite regard me as a jumped-up interloper (1835+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for jumped-up

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for jumpedup

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends