adjective Informal.

snobbishly conceited.

Origin of stuck-up

First recorded in 1820–30
Related formsstuck-up·ness, noun

Synonyms for stuck-up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stuck-up

Contemporary Examples of stuck-up

Historical Examples of stuck-up

  • "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.


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for stuck-up



informal conceited, arrogant, or snobbish
Derived Formsstuck-upness, noun
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