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Definition of "highfalutin" []

  • Informal Pompous or pretentious: "highfalutin reasons for denying direct federal assistance to the unemployed” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.) (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "highfalutin" in a sentence
  • "P.S. – "highfalutin" is my safe word with Mistress Jim."
  • ""'Character' is almost too highfalutin a word sometimes," coach Gregg Popovich says."
  • "It hardly seems right to watch the Super Bowl while eating the kind of highfalutin fare that excites Michelin-starred chefs."