AskDefine | Define highfalutin

Dictionary Definition

highfalutin adj : affectedly genteel [syn: grandiose, hifalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da]

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English

Etymology

Unclear, possibly from "high fluting".

Alternative spellings

Adjective

  1. Self-important, pompous; arrogant or egotistical; tending to show off or hold oneself in unduly high regard.
    It's only a matter of time before some highfalutin developer builds a huge hotel and ruins the scenery.

Translations

(informal) self-important, pompous; arrogant or egotistical
  • Hungarian: dagályos, nagyhangú
  • Russian: напыщенный

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