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—adj., v., -scaled, -scal•ing,
1. 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.
2. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.