is a Southern Slang
term used to describe people
who think (or behave as though they think) they are better than other people
down on others
due to social status
, education (or a lack there-of) , intelligence, attractiveness or economic means. People with money, in the South, are typically referred
to as "uppity" by people who lack means. (ie..The Haves and the Have Nots) "Uppity"
has no reference to race, it is primarily directed at (social)CLASS and is used (safe to say) equally
by old school
African Americans as well
as Caucasian. It was a term
which was very popular through the 1960s but has lost commonality in favor of more modern language.
There she goes acting all up-ity.