adjective & adverbNorth American
- Toward or relating to the more expensive or affluent sector of the market: [as adjective]: Hawaii’s upscale boutique hotels [as adverb]: once known as the low-cost cousin of beef, fish has moved upscaleMore example sentences
- My daughter is a junior at Walt Whitman High School, an upscale public school in Bethesda, Maryland.
- New Hampshire is among the most upscale Democratic electorates you'll find anywhere in the country.
- Prices for these upscale public courses range from the eminently affordable to bordering on the budget buster.