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jumped-up

[juhmpt-uhp]
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adjective Chiefly British.
  1. having recently gained prominence or fame and appearing arrogant.

Origin of jumped-up

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for jumped-up

Historical Examples

  • Jumped-up, conceited, arrogant, setting full value on oneself.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • We suffered many other annoyances from jumped-up officials who took a childish pleasure in exhibiting their authority.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold


British Dictionary definitions for jumped-up

jumped-up

adjective
  1. informal suddenly risen in significance, esp when appearing arrogant
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