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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Fenmarket pronounced her ‘stuck-up,’ and having thus labelled her, considered it had exhausted her.

    Clara Hopgood Mark Rutherford
  • "You are a stuck-up hussy, and a soldier's jade," roared Andrew.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • But stop, good people; we love trees, but we do not care so much for straight lines of stuck-up besoms.

  • But that was only another of her aristocratic, stuck-up ways, said they.

    A Wounded Name Charles King
  • There were cheery responses to Bindle's remarks, and sotto voce references to Mrs. Bindle as "a stuck-up cat."

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • "The whole Howard lot's a stuck-up set," muttered the farmer.

  • If that is all that they can pride themselves upon, then I am, indeed, truly sorry for these stuck-up aristocrats.

    Life in a German Crack Regiment Wolf Ernst Hugo Emil Baudissin
  • I'm talkin' about that stuck-up, thievin' hypocrite of a Charlie Phillips, that's who I'm talkin' about.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She is a town girl, stuck-up, spends a lot of money on her clothes, and would have been no wife for Jim.

    More Pages from a Journal Mark Rutherford
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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