Examples from the Web for uppity
They say, “Love the way you dealt with that uppity teenager!”
Conservatives really seem to hate it when uppity women—damn that pesky economic empowerment!
MSNBC host Chris Matthews felt at ease, on national television, referring to a woman as “ she devil,” “ witchy,” and “ uppity.”
He thought I was uppity and mixing with highbrows or something.
Den, how come you talk so uppity, like a man wid de law on he side and ain't a-scared o' nobody?Captain Ted|Louis Pendleton
She was making her do that because she thought she was uppity and she wanted to punish her.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
We ought to beat hershell get too uppity to live with, declared Bobby, discussing these games.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
You was 'fested with letheh straps an' uppity talk when I knowed you fust.Lady Luck|Hugh Wiley
British Dictionary definitions for uppity
Word Origin for uppity
Word Origin and History for uppity
1880, from up + -ity; originally used by blacks of other blacks felt to be too self-assertive (first recorded use is in "Uncle Remus"). The parallel British variant uppish (1670s) originally meant "lavish;" the sense of "conceited, arrogant" being first recorded 1734.