Word of the Day – Saditty

By August 7, 2017Word of the Day

Saditty (adj)


Affecting white middle-class values, especially characterized by an air of superiority; conceited, ‘stuck-up’.

1940s. Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of sedate.

Example sentences

“They’re a saditty bunch and I hate spending time there!”

Word of the Day – Procacity

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Procacity (noun)


Insolence or arrogance in attitude or tone; cheekiness; forwardness; an instance of this.

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Wilfrid Holme (d. 1538), author. From (i) Middle French procacité and its etymon (ii) classical Latin procācitāt-, procācitās forwardness, impudence from procāc-, procāx forward, bold, impudent, frivolous + -itās.

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