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hoi·ty-toi·ty

 (hoi′tē-toi′tē)
adj.
1. Pretentiously self-important; pompous.
2. Given to frivolity or silliness.

[From reduplication of dialectal hoit, to romp; perhaps akin to hoyden.]

hoity-toity

(ˌhɔɪtɪˈtɔɪtɪ)
adj
informal arrogant or haughty: we have had enough of her hoity-toity manner.
[C17: rhyming compound based on C16 hoit to romp, of obscure origin]

hoi•ty-toi•ty

(ˈhɔɪ tiˈtɔɪ ti)

adj.
1. pretentious; haughty.
2. giddy; flighty.
n.
3. hoity-toity behavior.
[1660–70; rhyming compound based on hoit to romp, riot (now obsolete)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hoity-toity - affectedly genteel
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"

hoity-toity

adjective (Informal) haughty, proud, arrogant, stuck-up (informal), lofty, conceited, snooty (informal), scornful, snobbish, disdainful, supercilious, high and mighty (informal), overweening, toffee-nosed (slang, chiefly Brit.), uppish (Brit. informal) My auntie up from the south was trying to be all hoity-toity.

hoity-toity

adjective
Characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance:
Informal: highfalutin.
Translations

hoity-toity

[ˈhɔɪtɪˈtɔɪtɪ]
A. ADJpresumido, engreído
B. EXCL¡tate!

hoity-toity

[ˌhɔɪtiˈtɔɪti] adj [person] → prétentieux/euse, qui se la donne

hoity-toity

(inf)
adjhochnäsig, eingebildet; she’s gone all hoity-toitysie markiert die feine Dame (inf); oh hoity-toity, are we?wohl zu fein für unsereins?
interjsieh mal einer an (inf)

hoity-toity

[ˌhɔɪtɪˈtɔɪtɪ] adj (fam) → altezzoso/a
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I have been suddenly diverted from a top political story," I said hoity-toitily, as he led me into a big kitchen full of dogs and bits of saddle.