Self-important; arrogant: an uppity MP and his lady wife
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- 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.
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