Self-important; arrogant: an uppity MP and his lady wife
More example sentences
- I'm sure we could find lots of testimony that would make him look really smug, self serving and uppity.
- Dare the uppity saleswomen at Saks or Gucci treat her with disdain?
- It means I'm getting uppity, thinking maybe I'm better than you.
late 19th century: a fanciful formation from up.