upscale

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adjective up·scale \ˈəp-ˈskāl\

Definition of upscale

  1. :  relating to, being, or appealing to affluent consumers; also :  of a superior quality

upscale

adverb or transitive verb

Examples of upscale in a sentence

  1. a new upscale shopping center is under construction on the west end of town

1966

First Known Use of upscale

1966




UPSCALE Defined for English Language Learners

upscale

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adjective up·scale \ˈəp-ˈskāl\

Definition of upscale for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or appealing to people who have a lot of money



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