American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Uppity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Having plenty of money.
- adj. colloquial Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority.
- adj. cricket In which the ball is hit into the air, with the chance of being caught
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. colloq. Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority.
- adj. (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
- up + -ish. (Wiktionary)
“All this kowtowing will go to his head and make him as 'uppish' as the rest of 'em.”
“And yet there was something rather "uppish" in commanding a frigate at the very first set-off, and little spread was left for the ambition.”
“And yet there was something rather "uppish" in commanding”
“I try to explain these things to her, but she thinks that I am merely making mad experiments with money, teaching workmen to be "uppish" and setting employers against me.”
“My dear, you really cannot tell what a difficulty we experience in getting servants who are not "uppish," and who are trustworthy and do not mind working, and if you can find us one in those pretty villages round you, we shall be so much obliged, '&c.”
“That new boy of yours is kind of uppish," remarked Mrs. Bickford, when she returned to the sitting room.”
“But they're a pretty uppish sort, most of 'em," he said to”
“This might seem uppish, but I was supposed to have at least 22 points for my bid – the five-card ♠ suit led me to believe that I had what I was promising.”
“He was, in fact, a very forward and uppish young fellow, this prisoner, though it might have been partly bravado.”
“Not to sound one-uppish, but I learned this lesson some time ago.”
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