up·​pish ˈə-pish How to pronounce uppish (audio)
somewhat old-fashioned : uppity
uppishly adverb
uppishness noun

Examples of uppish in a Sentence

the new employee's uppish airs aren't winning him many friends among his colleagues

Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uppish was in 1677

Dictionary Entries Near uppish

Cite this Entry

“Uppish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uppish. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


up·​pish ˈəp-ish How to pronounce uppish (audio)
: uppity
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