Upstart

Definition of Upstart

Up`start´
v. i.1.To start or spring up suddenly.
n.1.One who has risen suddenly, as from low life to wealth, power, or honor; a parvenu.
2.(Bot.) The meadow saffron.
a.1.Suddenly raised to prominence or consequence.

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