hifalutin
highfalutin highfalutin highfaluting highfaluting highfalutin' highfalutin'adj. Affectedly genteel; pretentious; haughty; snobbish. [Written also {hifalutin}.] [informal]

Syn: grandiose, hifalutin, hoity-toity, la-di-da. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hifalutin — Hi fa*lu tin, n. See {Highfaluting}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hifalutin — ☆ hifalutin [hī΄fə lo͞ot′ n ] adj. HIGHFALUTIN …   English World dictionary

  • hifalutin — adjective affectedly genteel • Syn: ↑grandiose, ↑highfalutin, ↑highfaluting, ↑hoity toity, ↑la di da • Similar to: ↑pretentious • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hifalutin — highfalutin high fa*lu tin, highfaluting high fa*lu ting, n. [Perh. a corruption of highflighting.] High flown, bombastic language. [Written also {hifalutin}.] [Jocular, U. S.] Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hifalutin — /huy feuh looht n/, adj. highfalutin. Also, hifalutin . * * * …   Universalium

  • hifalutin — variant of highfalutin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hifalutin — pompous; haughty; pretentious …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • hifalutin — Australian Slang pompous; haughty; pretentious …   English dialects glossary

  • hifalutin — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective See highfalutin …   English dictionary for students

  • hifalutin — hi•fa•lu•tin or hi•fa•lu•tin [[t]ˌhaɪ fəˈlut n[/t]] adj. highfalutin …   From formal English to slang

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