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uppity

Meaning: conceited, arrogant, pretentious

For example:

  • Since he got his BMW, Frank's been behaving like an uppity snob. Someone needs to remind him that he's no better than the rest of us.

  • Terri says some of her old school friends married doctors and lawyers and turned into uppity bitches with their hundred-dollar hairdos and thousand-dollar handbags.

Quick Quiz:

How will someone who's uppity try to sound when they talk?
  1. working-class
  2. middle-class
  3. upper-class

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