Sadity or Saditty – Which Spelling Is Correct?

Have you ever heard someone say the word “Saditty” or “Sadity” and wondered what it meant?

We want to know which form of this word is correct, and which one should be avoided. Also, we want to know its meaning and what’s the appropriate way to use it.

Sadity or Saditty – Which Spelling Is Correct?

“Sadity” and “Saddity” are variations of the same word, which means to act snobbish or arrogant, as to try and look like the person belongs to a higher social class. “Sadity” (or “Saditty”) is slang that you wouldn’t find in the dictionary. It is connected to the African American community.

sadity or saditty

Take a look at the examples below:

  • Sarah’s sadity, always acting like she’s better than us.
  • Sarah’s saditty, always acting like she’s better than us.

Both spellings are considered correct when it comes to the words “Sadity” and “Saditty”. You can use the form that makes more sense to you or the one that you’re more comfortable about.

However, it’s important to keep two things in mind. “Saditty” and “Sadity” are slang, and should be used in casual or informal environments. Usually, we avoid slang when addressing a more polished audience.

Second, those words are culturally deeply connected to the Black community. In that sense, if you aren’t part of it, it’s important to be careful to not culturally appropriate something that belongs to a different community.

In some communities, that wouldn’t be a concern, while in others Black people could potentially be offended by someone who’s not part of their community using those words.

With that said, read the room and inform yourself before using and incorporating “Sadity” and “Saditty” into your vocabulary.

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Sadity

“Sadity” is one of the acceptable spellings for the slang that’s used mostly amongst African American communities, to indicate someone who is arrogant, snobbish and wishes to climb the social ladder at all costs.

Because “Sadity” is slang – not to mention deeply connected to a particular community – you won’t find a definition for that word in the dictionary.

Let’s take a look at some helpful examples:

  1. Stop acting sadity, you’re making a fool of yourself.
  2. Peter’s too sadity, he thinks he owns this place.
  3. Ever since Jack moved, he’s acting more sadity and I don’t know why.
  4. Wendy says she doesn’t like Claude because he’s sadity.
  5. Watch yourself, you sound sadity and that is inappropriate.

Saditty

“Saditty” is an alternate form to spell the word “Sadity”. Both are correct and acceptable, as variations of the same word. A “Saditty” person is often read as acting superior to others in an arrogant way as if they were trying to look like being from a higher social class.

Take a look at the examples below, that will help clarify this idea:

  1. I wish you wouldn’t act so saditty sometimes.
  2. If you keep acting so saditty, no one here will respect you.
  3. James is saditty sometimes, and it’s annoying.
  4. Stop acting saditty – you’re being rude to your peers.
  5. We ignored her saditty words and moved on with the conversation.

Which Is Used the Most?

Which one of those forms is used more often, “Sadity” or “Saditty”? Take a look at the graph from Google Ngram Viewer below.

sadity or saditty usage

The graph shows that the words “Sadity” and “Saditty” have been used interchangeably for a very long time. Both words became relevant at the same time, around 1965, and since then they have been swapping positions as the favorite amongst people.

Right now, “Sadity” is the word that appears more often. “Saditty” is the second, but not by a large difference. And that tells us a few things.

First, the preference between “Sadity” and “Saditty” may change again in the future. Second, while those changes may or may not happen, you can use any of the two forms of the word. Both “Sadity” and “Saditty” are correct and acceptable forms.

Final Thoughts

“Sadity” and “Saddity” are common slang, very connected to the African American community. In both forms, it’s an adjective that describes someone who acts superior, snobbish, or arrogant. “Sadity” and “Saditty” are variations of the same word and you can use any of those forms in your speech.