uppity adj : presumptuously arrogant; "had a witty but overweening manner"; "no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet; "getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times [syn: overweening]
EtymologyFanciful extension of up. First used in the slave states of USA in mid 1800s.
above oneself, self-important.
- I think you are one very uppity young man.
- Norwegian: oppesen
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