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Meaning of uppity

up•pi•ty

Pronunciation: (up'i-tē), [key]
— adj. Informal.
  1. affecting an attitude of inflated self-esteem; haughty; snobbish.
  2. rebelliously self-assertive; not inclined to be tractable or deferential.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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