Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, intended for, or relating to high-income consumers: an upscale neighborhood; upscale fashions.
  • transitive v. To raise to a higher level; upgrade.
  • transitive v. To redesign or market for higher-income consumers: "the upscaling of TV dinners [to] savory, low-calorie entrées” ( Bernice Kanner).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Marked by wealth or quality; high-class.
  • v. To increase in size, to scale up.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. relating to, or characteristic of, affluent people or people in the upper social classes.
  • adj. expensive or of high quality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. appropriate for people with good incomes

Etymologies

up + scale, 1966 (Wiktionary)

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