Definitions for uppityˈʌp ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•pi•ty*ˈʌp ɪ ti(adj.)

  1. inclined to be haughty, snobbish, or arrogant.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Origin of uppity:

1875–80, Amer.; prob. up+-ity


Princeton's WordNet

  1. overweening, uppity(adj)

    presumptuously arrogant

    "had a witty but overweening manner"; "no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet; "getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times


  1. uppity(Adjective)

    Presumptuous, above oneself, self-important.

    I think you are one very uppity young man.

  2. Origin: Fanciful extension of up. First used in the slave states of USA in mid 1800s.


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