up·​mar·​ket | \ ˈəp-ˈmär-kət How to pronounce upmarket (audio) \

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upmarket adverb

Examples of upmarket in a Sentence

an upmarket restaurant that is quite pricey but also quite good
Recent Examples on the Web For something more decidedly upmarket, try Wisconsin, where Wild Rice Retreat will open as a dedicated center for arts and wellness in March near the town of Bayfield, the gateway to the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 20 Best Places to Travel in 2021," 30 Dec. 2020 Suspicion fell on Kumar in September 2017 when the body of a 7-year-old child was found in the toilet of an upmarket school near Delhi. Mohit Rao, CNN, "Indian police use violence as a shortcut to justice. It's the poorest who bear the scars," 2 Dec. 2020 Saturday's attack targeted the upmarket Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, which houses diplomatic missions. NBC News, "Pompeo meets with Taliban delegation in Qatar after mortar barrage kills at least 8 in Kabul," 21 Nov. 2020 Where to Eat: Located on the main waterfront drag with a terrace overlooking the busy port, upmarket Acquapazza serves up dishes like spaghetti with sea urchin, swordfish, and lobster. Nicky Swallow, Travel + Leisure, "10 Secret Islands in Italy That Have All of the Beauty and None of the Tourists," 11 Nov. 2020 During a recent interview at his vegan restaurant in an upmarket neighborhood of Berlin, admirer after admirer — a civil servant, a mail carrier, a geography student — approached to thank him, not for his food, but for raising awareness about QAnon. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, "QAnon Is Thriving in Germany. The Extreme Right Is Delighted.," 11 Oct. 2020 Now that the collection plate is looking pretty full again, the company is trying another move upmarket with the introduction of the XT6. Tony Assenza, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1988 Subaru XT6 Tests Upmarket Ambitions for Subaru," 11 Sep. 2020 It isn’t visually interrupted from a front-end fascia, lending this midsize sedan a far more upmarket presence. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Outstanding design and green credibility make Sonata Limited Hybrid a sedan to covet (review)," 3 Oct. 2020 The interior, too, is shaping to be nicely trimmed, signifying that Jeep is likely aiming more for upmarket full-size SUVs such as the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator rather than downmarket versions from Chevy and Ford. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Jeep Continues Grand Wagoneer Tease with View of the Silhouette," 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of upmarket

1972, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2021

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“Upmarket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upmarket. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of upmarket

: made for or appealing to people who have a lot of money

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