bumptious

[buhmp-shuhs]
adjective
offensively self-assertive: a bumptious young upstart.

Origin:
1795–1805; bump + (frac)tious

bumptiously, adverb
bumptiousness, noun
overbumptious, adjective
overbumptiously, adverb
overbumptiousness, noun
unbumptious, adjective
unbumptiously, adverb
unbumptiousness, noun


pushy, forward, cocky, cheeky, brash.
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bumptious (ˈbʌmpʃəs)
 
adj
offensively self-assertive or conceited
 
[C19: perhaps a blend of bump + fractious]
 
'bumptiously
 
adv
 
'bumptiousness
 
n

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bumptious
"assertive," 1803, probably a humorous coinage on the pattern of fractious, etc.
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Example sentences
The characters in her dances are vulnerable, as well as arrogant, and even when
  bumptious they can be likable.
Because this is a state with a bumptious citizenry that loves a rowdy political
  year.
Though he shows his age, he exudes a kind of bumptious charm.
The antics of the bumptious finale were delivered with sure comic timing.
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