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biggity

or big·ge·ty

[ big-i-tee ]
/ ˈbɪg ɪ ti /
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adjective Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
conceited or self-important.
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Origin of biggity

First recorded in 1875–80; big1 + -ity suffix of uncertain origin, perhaps containing -y1; cf. uppity
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How to use biggity in a sentence

  • No greaser can git biggity an' shoot up our friends without hangin' from the end of a wagon-tongue pronto.

    Oh, You Tex!|William Macleod Raine
  • 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
  • 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
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