uppish

Definition

Cricket

  • adjective (of a batting stroke) sending the ball dangerously high, so that it is likely to be caught
    Citation ‘Spofforth may have bowled more men out, but Giffen certainly was the cause of more misjudged and uppish strokes’ (Badminton 1888)
    Citation ‘Thorpe’s pugnacious innings ended tamely with his only false stroke, an uppish drive from wide of off stump into cover’s hands’ (Richard Hutton, Cricketer September 1994)
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