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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about put-upon

Statistics for put-upon

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for put-upon

The first known use of put-upon was in 1866

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for put-upon

put-upon

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of put-upon

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

More from Merriam-Webster on put-upon

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with put-upon

Comments on put-upon

What made you want to look up put-upon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a strong desire or propensity

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!