Definitions For Upstart


  • A gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright
  • A person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
  • An arrogant or presumptuous person


  • Characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position


  • A person who has recently begun an activity, become successful, etc., and who does not show proper respect for older and more experienced people
  • A newly successful person, business, etc.

Is Upstarts a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Upstart is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 12 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Upstart in a Sentence

  • A young upstart from Harvard who thinks he knows more than the boss
  • Having made their money in oil decades ago, they consider these billionaire dot-commers mere upstarts

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