from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Uppity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Proud; arrogant; airy; self-assertive; assuming.
  • Tipsy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective colloq. Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having plenty of money.
  • adjective colloquial Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority.
  • adjective cricket In which the ball is hit into the air, with the chance of being caught

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant


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  • All this kowtowing will go to his head and make him as 'uppish' as the rest of 'em.

    The Native Born or, the Rajah's People 1922

  • 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.

    Dream Days 1898

  • And yet there was something rather "uppish" in commanding

    Dream Days Kenneth Grahame 1895

  • 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.

    The History of David Grieve Humphry Ward 1885

  • 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.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies 1867

  • "That new boy of yours is kind of uppish," remarked Mrs. Bickford, when she returned to the sitting room.

    The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus Horatio Alger 1865

  • 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.

    Where did I go wrong? 2011

  • "But they're a pretty uppish sort, most of 'em," he said to

    CHAPTER IX 2010

  • He was, in fact, a very forward and uppish young fellow, this prisoner, though it might have been partly bravado.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old 2010

  • Not to sound one-uppish, but I learned this lesson some time ago.

    Archive 2006-04-01 Karyn Romeis 2006


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