Definition of jumped-up in English:

jumped-up

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adjective

informal
Denoting someone who considers themselves to be more important than they really are, or who has suddenly and undeservedly risen in status: she’s not really a journalist, more a jumped-up PR woman
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  • And we thought they were all just jumped-up waitresses.
  • And if that's what they want, they should never change just for the sake of being able to spend a bit of time with some jumped-up idiot.
  • He was a jumped-up Austrian, a loner, always excluded from picnics and parties, and to compensate he always felt he had to be on top of his game.

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