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?

a. working-class

b. middle-class

c. upper-class

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Contributor: Matt Errey