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- adjective Uppity.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Proud; arrogant; airy; self-assertive; assuming.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective colloq. Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority.
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- adjective Having plenty of
- adjective colloquial Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority.
- adjective cricket In which the
ballis hit into the air, with the chance of being caught
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- 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.
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.
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.
"But they're a pretty uppish sort, most of 'em," he said to
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.