Examples of uppity in a Sentence
Don't get uppity with me.
uppity social climbers who were the biggest snobs in town
Recent Examples of uppity from the Web
Historically, there’s always been a steep price to pay for being uppity or not knowing one’s place.
But Jefferson, this uppity aristocrat, just enjoys being, for lack of a better word, a prick to Hamilton.
The barristers had an idea: to set up a new sort of practice unfettered by ancient quirks of the bar, including the power of those uppity middlemen.
Louisiana is almost two thirds white, and two thirds of House members who voted Monday supported monuments that were put up to intimidate black people who entertained uppity thoughts.
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Origin and Etymology of uppity
probably from up + -ity (as in persnickity, variant of persnickety)
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
UPPITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uppity for English Language Learners
: acting as if you are more important than you really are, do not have to do what you are told to do, etc.
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