downstart

noun

Definition of downstart

: an Irishman of good birth and upbringing but with little fortune often : a younger son of a good family

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down entry 2 + -start (as in upstart)

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“Downstart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/downstart. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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