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.

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  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • 2000: Mary Pattillo-McCoy, Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril Among the Black Middle Class
    She described herself as “naïve” and “sheltered,” and said that her friends affectionately called her “sadity,” an old black vernacular term for snobbish.
  • 2004: Darrious D. Hilmon, Divalicious
    That doesn’t mean she has to speak so sadity.
  • 2006: Teresa Seals, Taylor Made
    A perfect word for her: Sadity. Most people perceive her as arrogant, but when she opens her mouth, you can tell the girl is straight from the hood.
  • 1969: Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    St. Louis teachers, on the other hand, tended to act very "siditty" and talked down to their students from the lofty heights of education and whitefolks' enunciation.
  • 1967: Jet Magazine, July 20, 1967
    Not only was Eartha, who is considered "seditty" by many Negroes, an eloquent Capital Hill spokesman for those young Dee Cee "rebels with a cause," but the volatile singer-actress is now laying elaborate plans to build a huge trade school for Negroes and other minorities somewhere between Las Vegas and Los Angeles that will "train them for real jobs that are attainable."