Dictionary.com

uppish

[ uhp-ish ]
/ ˈʌp ɪʃ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: uppish / uppishness on Thesaurus.com

adjective Informal.
arrogant; condescending; uppity.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of uppish

First recorded in 1670–80; up + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM uppish

up·pish·ly, adverbup·pish·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use uppish in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for uppish

uppish
/ (ˈʌpɪʃ) /

adjective
British informal snobbish, arrogant, or presumptuous

Derived forms of uppish

uppishly, adverbuppishness, noun

Word Origin for uppish

C18: from up + -ish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK