What does uppity mean?

Definitions for uppity
ˈʌp ɪ tiup·pi·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overweening, uppityadjective

    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

Wiktionary

  1. uppityadjective

    Presumptuous, above oneself, self-important.

    I think you are one very uppity young man.

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

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  1. uppity

    Uppity is a term used to describe someone who is arrogant or haughty, typically someone who attempts to act as though they are of a higher social status or more important than they actually are. It is often used to refer to people who lack due respect or deference for others.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uppity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uppity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of uppity in a Sentence

  1. Michael Lind:

    If you have free universal health care and free education supported by public school taxes, then you have more bargaining power with your bosses, but if everything is privatized, and ordinary Americans have to pay for everything through their wages, then they're at the mercy of their employers. If the workers know they'll be ruined if they lost their jobs, they're not going to be uppity. You want to break their spirit.

  2. Clarence Thomas:

    This is a circus. It's a national disgrace. And from my standpoint as a Black American, as far as I'm concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity Blacks, who in any way deign to think for themselves, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured, by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.

  3. Clarence Thomas:

    This is a circus, it's a national disgrace. And from my standpoint as a Black American, as far as I am concerned, it's a high-tech lynching for uppity Blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves.

  4. Clarence Thomas:

    As a black American, as far as Im concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves... and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you -- you will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.

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