Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
What airs that girl gives herself, because she is an Earl's grand-daughter," ….
What a bumptious girl is she, because she is an Earl's grand-daughter," ….
Thanks for your efforts.
To me, "to give oneself airs" means to behave as if one is a higher class than one actually is, or to act as if one deserves better treatment or more deference.
Bumptious: offensively self-assertive or conceited (from The Free Dictionary)
I don't see them as quite the same thing.