Simple Definition of uppity
: acting as if you are more important than you really are, do not have to do what you are told to do, etc.
Examples of uppity in a sentence
Don't get uppity with me.
<uppity social climbers who were the biggest snobs in town>
Origin of uppity
probably from up + -ity (as in persnickity, variant of persnickety)
First Known Use: 1880
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