Definition of upmarket in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌəpˈmärkət/
chiefly British


Relatively expensive and designed to appeal to affluent consumers: an upmarket ski resort upmarket boutiques
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  • They were forced to move out of their home in the upmarket Morningside area of Edinburgh.
  • This was no ordinary place; it was an upmarket historic inn and its chef clearly knew his stuff.
  • Baqueira is an upmarket Pyrenean ski resort frequented by the Spanish royal family.


Towards the more expensive or affluent sector of the market: the pub seems to have forgotten its local community in a quest to go upmarket
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  • He fulfilled a long-held ambition to take the company upmarket.
  • We want to revamp the brand and take it upmarket.
  • The Philippines has long been known as a low-cost furniture producer, but a new generation of designers has plans to take the industry upmarket

Words that rhyme with upmarket

downmarket, market

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Syllabification: up·mar·ket

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