[ stuhk-uhp ]
See synonyms for: stuck-upstuck-upness on

  1. snobbishly conceited.

Origin of stuck-up

First recorded in 1820–30

Other words for stuck-up

Other words from stuck-up

  • stuck-upness, noun

Words Nearby stuck-up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use stuck-up in a sentence

  • The duke he hired the court house, and we went around and stuck up our bills.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Skeen told us that when the Turks stuck up a placard saying Warsaw had fallen, the Australians gave three hearty cheers.

  • He was small and chunky in build, and nervous in his mind, and had red fuzzy hair that stuck up around his head like an aureole.

    The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton

British Dictionary definitions for stuck-up


  1. informal conceited, arrogant, or snobbish

Derived forms of stuck-up

  • stuck-upness, noun

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