upstart


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upstart \Up*start"\, v. i.
   To start or spring up suddenly. --Spenser. Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upstart \Up"start`\, n.
   1. One who has risen suddenly, as from low life to wealth,
      power, or honor; a parvenu. --Bacon.
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   2. (Bot.) The meadow saffron. --Dr. Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upstart \Up"start`\, a.
   Suddenly raised to prominence or consequence. "A race of
   upstart creatures." --Milton.
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