Taking liberties or assuming airs beyond one's place in a social heirarchy. Assuming equality with someone higher up the social ladder.
Mr. Smith does not allow his subordinates to address him by his first name, it shows uppityness and he will put you in your place with a good tongue lashing.
Word used by racist old white Southerners to refer to any black person who looks them in the eye. Usually followed by nigger.
"That uppity nigger is not working in the cotton field like he should be."
arrogant, concited, snobbish
I can't stand these uppity bastards.
snobby people, usually rich (and proud of it) they usually never know it.
girl: ever since kathy got her new ipod shes been so uppity.
rich usually snobby and proud of it
"ever since tina got her new coach bag shes been so uppity"
Carrying on with little cause and little effect. All riled up.
Fox News anchors are quite uppity.
Girls who get pissed when boys they didn't like in the first place slight them are uppity.
Rich people are Uppity
I thought that buying stocks meant you were "way uppity."