today's wwftd is... seddity
- 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