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put-upon

[ poot-uh-pon, -pawn ]
/ ˈpʊt əˌpɒn, -ˌpɔn /
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adjective

imposed upon; ill-used.

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Origin of put-upon

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for put-upon

put upon

verb (intr, preposition, usually passive)

to presume on (a person's generosity, good nature, etc); take advantage ofhe's always being put upon
to impose hardship on; maltreat
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