jumped-up

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jumped-up (comparative more jumped-up, superlative most jumped-up)

  1. (idiomatic, pejorative) Describes a person who thinks or acts as if he/she is superior in some way that the speaker disagrees with. For instance, pretending to be of a higher class or having greater authority than he/she has in reality.
    2007, Nov 27. Scott Murray, writing in Guardian Unlimited. Stuttgart 3-2 Rangers
    • We're doomed if this wee jumped-up monkey gets Gordon Smith's blessing.