saditty

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saditty (comparative more saditty, superlative most saditty)

  1. (US, slang, chiefly African American Vernacular) Acting snobbish, arrogant, or superior; uppity; perceived to be trying to associate with a higher social class.
    • 1969, Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, New York: Bantam, 1971, Chapter 30, p. 202,[1]
      I would stop the car when we reached the kiosk and put on my siddity air. I would speak to him like the peasant he was. I would order him to start the car and then tip him a quarter or even a dollar from Dad’s pocket before driving on.
    • 1970, Al Young, “Snakes”, in Ishmael Reed, editor, 19 Necromancers from Now, page 355:
      You know who I mean – them saditty splibs, them e-lites that's so hung up on bein white that they cant even pronounce stuff right. They be talkin bout marking bird insteada mockin bird.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:saditty.

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