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Word of the Day – Uppity

By January 15, 2017Word of the Day

Uppity (adj)


Self-important; arrogant: Showing arrogance and conceit.

A fanciful formation from up, uppity is a late 19th century word that is sadly falling out of favour once again.

Example sentences

“It’s assumed that he’ll be a bit less uppity with future clients.”

“Somehow I was led to believe that she was all uppity but she wasn’t at all.”

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