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or biggety

[big-i-tee] /ˈbɪg ɪ ti/
adjective, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
conceited or self-important.
Origin of biggity
1875-80; big1 + -ity suffix of unclear orig., perhaps containing -y1; cf. uppity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Dis make Brer Wolf feel mighty good, en he tuck'n stick he han's in he pocket en strut 'roun' dar en look monst'us biggity.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • Ole man Gully wus de biggites creetur you evr seed; he jes nachilly so biggity he fuse ter do er lick er wurk.

    Bypaths in Dixie

    Sarah Johnson Cocke
  • An twas one er dem same black, biggity Langshans dat ole man Gullys hant come back inter.

    Bypaths in Dixie

    Sarah Johnson Cocke
Slang definitions & phrases for biggity



Haughty; conceited; uppity


: Don't talk so biggity (1880+ chiefly black)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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