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stuck-up

[stuhk-uhp]
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adjective Informal.
  1. snobbishly conceited.
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Origin of stuck-up

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

Synonyms

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vain, arrogant, snobbish, snooty.
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Examples from the Web for stuck-up

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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.


British Dictionary definitions for stuck-up

stuck-up

adjective
  1. informal conceited, arrogant, or snobbish
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Derived Formsstuck-upness, noun
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