Highty-tighty High"ty-tigh"ty, a. Hoity-toity. [1913 Webster]

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  • hoity-toity — also hoity toity, 1660s, riotous behavior, from earlier highty tighty frolicsome, flighty, perhaps an alteration and reduplication of dial. hoyting acting the hoyden, romping (1590s), see HOYDEN (Cf. hoyden). Sense of haughty first recorded late… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hoity-toity — adj affectedly arrogant, condescendingly superior. A 19th century term which derives from the earlier highty tighty (meaning high and mighty ) and is influenced by haughty …   Contemporary slang

  • hoity-toity — /hɔɪti ˈtɔɪti/ (say hoytee toytee) adjective 1. supercilious; haughty. 2. Obsolete giddy; flighty; boisterous. {reanalysis of earlier variant highty tighty to mean lofty, supercilious ; reduplication of obsolete hoit (verb) to romp, riot} …   Australian English dictionary

  • heyty-titey — obs. var. highty tighty …   Useful english dictionary

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