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upmarket

[uhp-mahr-kit] /ˈʌpˌmɑr kɪt/
adjective
1.
appealing or catering to high-income consumers; of high quality; not easily affordable or accessible:
upmarket fashions.
adverb
2.
in an upmarket way.
Origin of upmarket
1970-1975
1970-75; up- + market
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Examples from the web for upmarket
  • Studios and distributors tend to release many of their upmarket candidates for the prize circuit in the closing weeks of the year.
  • Maybe, if publishers can sell that space to more upmarket clients.
  • Late nights, though, are when this place serves the upmarket food that better suits its sleekly modern interior.
  • Soon, the conversation had become an upmarket version of a late-night dorm-room rap session.
  • Dress smart casual when dining in upmarket restaurants.
  • At times they are told they will be working as domestics or as waitresses at upmarket restaurants.
  • More recently, agricultural activities have been phased out and replaced by upmarket resort activities.
  • The jokes he makes in his high-camp nasal voice are too naff for reproduction in an upmarket newspaper.
  • She now owns and runs the company, which makes upmarket carpets for mansions, private jets and home cinemas.
  • Unlike newer, upmarket suburbs, few people have moved there from other cities.
Slang definitions & phrases for upmarket

up in the air

adjective phrase

Unsettled; undecided; uncertain: When he left, the whole project was up in the air for a while (1933+)


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