Definition of hoity-toity in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhôədēˈtoidē/ /ˌhɔədiˈtɔɪdi/

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  • Haughty or snobbish.

    • ‘the moneyed, hoity-toity inhabitants of the island’
    proud, vain, arrogant, conceited, snobbish, stuck-up, pompous, self-important, superior, egotistical, supercilious, condescending, lofty, patronizing, smug, scornful, contemptuous, disdainful, overweening, overbearing, imperious, lordly, cavalier, high-handed, full of oneself, above oneself
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Mid 17th century (as noun in the sense ‘boisterous or silly behavior’, then as adjective meaning ‘lively and playful’): from obsolete hoit ‘indulge in riotous mirth’, of unknown origin.