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

Definition of upmarket

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upmarket adverb

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Examples of upmarket in a Sentence

an upmarket restaurant that is quite pricey but also quite good
Recent Examples on the Web Bottega Veneta, a maker of upmarket Italian handbags and fashion, is expanding, while jewelry store Brilliant Earth moved to larger space on Grant Avenue. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Nov. 2021 Establishments range from small local places such as this one to uberexpensive, upmarket salons and everything in between. Lisa Morrow, CNN, 15 Nov. 2021 Bond’s whisky consumption has moved significantly upmarket over the last 50 years. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Despite the upmarket glossy finish, the cut is remarkably easy to style. Elle Turner, Glamour, 19 Oct. 2021 For example, Galeries Lafayette is an upmarket department store chain based in France and its exclusive stores can be seen in Paris’s most fashionable areas, such as the famed Champs-Elysées. Lee Hawksley, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 The legalization movement that brought upmarket marijuana shops to Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco is now focused on psychedelic drugs. NBC News, 19 Sep. 2021 The fact is, Westera spent much of her early life working around upmarket gemstones and jewelry designs. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Police raided Thitisan's home in an upmarket residential estate in Bangkok on Wednesday and found 13 cars, including a Lamborghini and Ferrari, according to media who accompanied police on the raid. Reuters, CNN, 26 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of upmarket

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of upmarket was in 1972

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“Upmarket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upmarket. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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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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