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upmarket

Syllabification: up·mar·ket
Pronunciation: /ˌəpˈmärkət
 
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chiefly British

Definition of upmarket in English:

adjective

Relatively expensive and designed to appeal to affluent consumers: an upmarket ski resort upmarket boutiques
More example sentences
  • 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.

adverb

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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

Words that rhyme with upmarket

downmarket, market

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