put-upon

adjective
put-up·​on | \ ˈpu̇t-ə-ˌpȯn How to pronounce put-upon (audio) , -ˌpän \

Definition of put-upon

: imposed upon : taken advantage of

First Known Use of put-upon

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Put-upon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put-upon. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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put-upon

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English Language Learners Definition of put-upon

: feeling that someone is taking advantage of you or treating you unfairly

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