Meaning of upmarket in English:

upmarket

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adjective

mainly British
  • Relatively expensive and designed to appeal to affluent consumers.

    ‘an upmarket ski resort’
    • ‘upmarket boutiques’
    • ‘They were forced to move out of their home in the upmarket Morningside area of Edinburgh.’
    • ‘This was no ordinary place; it was an upmarket historic inn and its chef clearly knew his stuff.’
    • ‘Baqueira is an upmarket Pyrenean ski resort frequented by the Spanish royal family.’
    • ‘It was so upmarket that we could only afford a room between us, with one double bed.’
    • ‘The downtown is dominated by modern skyscrapers and upmarket shopping malls.’
    • ‘This optimistic move comes at a time when other hotels in the upmarket sector have been suffering losses.’
    • ‘Hundreds of people attended the glitzy fashion show at the upmarket Kensington Roof Gardens nightclub.’
    • ‘The atmosphere is upmarket smart casual; the maitre d' wore a jacket and an open collar shirt.’
    • ‘They will also visit some of the city's trendy stores and hotels, to find out more about the upmarket section of the service industry.’
    • ‘We need some sort of upmarket supermarket in the town to attract people here.’
    • ‘The multi-million pound investment would come by attracting upmarket shops, housing and tourism to the town.’
    • ‘It's not posh nosh, just slightly more upmarket pub grub, so anyone after a real culinary experience should perhaps steer clear.’
    • ‘Marshall and Snelgove was one of the biggest names in upmarket retailing from the 1860s to the 1970s.’
    • ‘Price rises in upmarket areas have been spectacular, as well-heeled buyers chase a short supply of properties.’
    • ‘A few upmarket hotels and resorts can be found here and there are two national parks as well as the usual array of stunning bays and beaches.’
    smart, stylish, upmarket, fancy, high-class, fashionable, chic, luxurious, luxury, deluxe, exclusive, select, sumptuous, opulent, lavish, grand, rich, elegant, ornate, ostentatious, showy
    upper-class, aristocratic, upmarket, Home Counties

Pronunciation

upmarket

/ʌpˈmɑːkɪt/ /ˈʌpmɑːkɪt/

adverb

mainly British
  • Towards the more expensive or affluent sector of the market.

    ‘the pub seems to have forgotten its local community in a quest to go upmarket’
    • ‘He fulfilled a long-held ambition to take the company upmarket.’
    • ‘We want to revamp the brand and take it upmarket.’
    • ‘The Philippines has long been known as a low-cost furniture producer, but a new generation of designers has plans to take the industry upmarket’
    • ‘The used-car business in the city has just gone upmarket.’
    • ‘Contrary to tradition, there are claims that festivals are going upmarket this year.’
    • ‘We already have a lot of interest from park owners, eager to upgrade their stock and go more upmarket.’
    • ‘You don't have to go upmarket to spend a lot of money, because eating out is pretty expensive.’
    • ‘The company's ambitious push to drive the brand upmarket risks hurting its existing premium marque.’
    • ‘The majority of buyers are people with families and generally they are moving upmarket.’
    • ‘It was 1995 and many Irish retailers were moving upmarket.’
    • ‘Burke has moved the store upmarket, made it more customer-friendly, and increased the focus on high-quality toys for adults.’

Pronunciation

upmarket

/ʌpˈmɑːkɪt/ /ˈʌpmɑːkɪt/