—adj., v., -scaled, -scal•ing,
located at, moving toward, or of or for the upper end of a social or economic scale: The boutique caters to upscale young career people.
luxurious, costly, or elegant.
to improve the quality, value, or rating of: a five-year plan to upscale the neighborhood.
(used with a pl. v.)
elegant, elite, privileged persons collectively (usually prec. by the
): shops that only the upscale can afford to patronize.
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