Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hoity-toity

Suggested by Adriana S.

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-adjective
1. assuming airs; pretentious; haughty
2. giddy; flighty

Examples:
"The hoity-toity dog refused to eat anything except for filet mignon."
"Let's go to a hoity-toity restaurant for our anniversary and act like we have money."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1660s, 'riotous behavior,' from earlier highty tighty 'frolicsome, flighty,' perhaps an alteration and reduplication of dialetcal hoyting 'acting the hoyden, romping' (1590s) see hoyden. Sense of 'haughty' first recorded late 1800s, probably on similarity of sound."

Awkwardness rating: 8

If you think I'm hoity-toity, you should see my owner. (boloji.com)

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