Dictionary.com

trickle-up

[ trik-uhl-uhp ]
/ ˈtrɪk əlˈʌp /
Save This Word!

adjective
noting or pertaining to the theory that monetary benefits directed toward small businesses and the poor will gradually pass up to big business and the rich.
noting or pertaining to the theory that change and information moves upward in a hierarchy.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of trickle-up

First recorded in 1950–55; after trickle-down (theory)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use trickle-up in a sentence

FEEDBACK