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today's wwftd is... seddity

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  • tsuwm
    the worthless word for the day is: seddity [perh. fr. alt. of sedate] also saddity, siddity, seditty, etc. U.S., in African-Amer. usage affecting white
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      the worthless word for the day is: seddity

      [perh. fr. alt. of sedate]
      also saddity, siddity, seditty, etc.
      U.S., in African-Amer. usage

      affecting white middle-class values, esp. characterized
      by an air of superiority; conceited

      "If you don't want to dance, we can just sit there at
      the table, looking siditty by the lamplight."
      - Toni Morrison, Jazz (1992)

      "These seditty, high falutin' blacks were as determined
      to segregate us from them as were whites."
      - Slate Mag., 3 Sept. 2004

      "It was all a long time ago," Flowers said, and in his
      voice there was a nasal, seddity echo of Luther's
      impersonation of [Flower's son].."
      - Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue

      -tsuwm
      http://home.comcast.net/~wwftd
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