uppish

[ uhp-ish ]
/ ˈʌp ɪʃ /

adjective Informal.

arrogant; condescending; uppity.

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Origin of uppish

First recorded in 1670–80; up + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM uppish

up·pish·ly, adverbup·pish·ness, noun
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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
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