biggity

or big·ge·ty

[ big-i-tee ]
/ ˈbɪg ɪ ti /

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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Example sentences from the Web for biggity

  • 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
  • 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