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[stuhk-uhp] /ˈstʌkˈʌp/
adjective, Informal.
snobbishly conceited.
Origin of stuck-up
First recorded in 1820-30
Related forms
stuck-upness, noun
vain, arrogant, snobbish, snooty. Unabridged
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  • "The whole Howard lot's a stuck-up set," muttered the farmer.

  • I'm talkin' about that stuck-up, thievin' hypocrite of a Charlie Phillips, that's who I'm talkin' about.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • We fellers are only havin' a little fun with 'em for bein' so stuck-up and hoggish.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I think he's kind of stuck-up, if you want to know, and if he is, he'll get took down in a hurry.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Maybe you think you can run over me, you stuck-up Mr. Proper.

  • He exulted thus at the idea that he had "paid out the stuck-up beggar after all."

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • stuck-up and conceited, and looking at other people as if they were stone posts.

    Three Margarets Laura E. Richards
  • And I hear, of course, that she thinks us all dull and stuck-up, and as ignorant as savages.

    Marriage la mode Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • I think she's a nasty, flirty, stuck-up thing; that's what I think!

    The Lovely Lady Mary Austin
British Dictionary definitions for stuck-up


(informal) conceited, arrogant, or snobbish
Derived Forms
stuck-upness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for stuck-up



Haughty and conceited; snobbish; hincty: We didn't like her at first because we thought she acted stuck-up (1839+)

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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