upscale

adjective
up·scale | \ ˈəp-ˈskāl \

Definition of upscale 

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

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upscale adverb or transitive verb

Examples of upscale in a Sentence

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

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The shutdown of the upscale grocery stores in suburban Milwaukee is part of a plan to close 15 stores nationwide, The Fresh Market Inc. said. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fresh Market stores in Fox Point, Brookfield to close," 9 July 2018 After ploughing the truck into a crowd of shoppers on a busy shopping street and crashed into the upscale Ahlens department store in Stockholm's city center, Akilov also planned to blow himself. Fox News, "Sweden truck attacker convicted, given life sentence," 7 June 2018 Tobacco warehouses and textile mills have become upscale condominium and office buildings. New York Times, "In a Revived Durham, Black Residents Ask: Is There Still Room for Us?," 1 May 2018 Here’s an illustrative story: Some years ago, a trio of shoplifters was operating at an upscale department store near my home in Silver Spring, Md. Robert L. Woodson Sr., WSJ, "Starbucks Is Not the Next Selma," 29 Apr. 2018 Some of the tourists who pack downtown San Francisco hotels shop at upscale department stores that crowd Union Square, such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, both of which feature fur salons. Janie Har, chicagotribune.com, "San Francisco could become largest U.S. city to ban fur sales," 20 Mar. 2018 Some of the tourists who pack downtown San Francisco hotels shop at upscale department stores that crowd Union Square, such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, both of which feature fur salons. Janie Har, USA TODAY, "San Francisco could become largest US city to ban fur sales," 20 Mar. 2018 More than a dozen North Texas locations; https://www.piefivepizza.com Whole Foods Market: The upscale grocery store will offer a $3.14 discount on large bakery pies on March 14 only. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Go ahead and make (ir)rational choices for National Pi Day. Your stomach will thank you | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 Mar. 2018 Go to upscale places that a lot of younger men can’t afford yet. Steve & Mia, Philly.com, "Steve & Mia: How to broach an unusual sex request," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of upscale

1966, in the meaning defined above

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go/move upscale

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upscale

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of upscale

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

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