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uppish adj : used colloquially of one who is overly conceited or arrogant; "a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage; "they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety" [syn: bigheaded, persnickety, snooty, snot-nosed, snotty, stuck-up, too big for one's breeches]

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Etymology

Derivative of up

Adjective

uppish
  1. (circa 1678): Having plenty of money.
  2. (Colloquial): Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority. - T. Brown
  3. (of a shot) In which the ball is hit into the air, with the chance of being caught

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

affected, brash, conceited, forward, high and mighty, highfalutin, hoity-toity, overweening, presuming, pushful, pushing, putting on airs, self-asserting, self-assertive, self-important, snobbish, snooty, snotty, stuck-up, uppity
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