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Definition of "hoity-toity" []

  • Pretentiously self-important; pompous. (adjective)
  • Given to frivolity or silliness. (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 "hoity-toity" in a sentence
  • "The Dursley friends recieved the packet you sent by Parcel, and are all hoity-toity, and so could I, was I going to ride home with them."
  • "It has allowed Mrs. Palin to dismiss any criticism of her—no matter how straightforward—as yet more hostility from opponents, or as hoity-toity blather from inside-the-Beltway mopes."
  • "These/You people (lawyers) are an elitist, hoity-toity club."