put-upon

adjective put-up·on \ ˈpu̇t-ə-ˌpȯn , -ˌpän \

Definition of put-upon

: imposed upon : taken advantage of

First Known Use of put-upon

1866

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


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