too-too

too′-too′


Informal. adj.
1. excessively or tastelessly affected.
adv.
2. in an excessively or tastelessly affected manner.
[1890–95]
Translations

too-too

adj pred (dated inf: = marvellous) → pfundig (inf); (iro, = affected) → affig (inf)
adv (= excessively)zu
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For underlying this scandal of Russian influence on the American political system is the question of why they and many other peoples know us too-too well, while we seem to know them all too-too little.
45) Barclay and Anderson similarly publicised the 'admirable and new tryed properties' of the Kinghorn spring, which had been 'latelie found, and newlie knowne, [and] too-too long vnknowne'.
Words such as really-really, very-very, much much, too-too, awfully-awfully, dark-dark, beautiful-beautiful, horrible-horrible, wonderful-wonderful, enormous-enormous, slowly-slowly, goody-goody, quietly-quietly, et cetera (hardly English).
For yellow love is too-too bad, without all wit or pollicie; And too much love hath made her mad, and fill'd her full of jealousie.
At two-and-a-half, he's a veteran traveller on the Metro, the bus, the car and on (his favourite mode of transport) the too-too at South Shields' Marine Park.
But Davies adds Camden's observation that this was a custom that would probably not be well received in England: "I feare husbands will not like this note, for that some of their dames may bee ambitiously over-pert and too-too forward to imitate it.
For some, this will be a bit too-too, but I enjoy honest reflection that admits that both sides need and get space.
One very hectic day in the life of a reservations clerk at a too-too New York eatery.
But no where is the pride of Hicke's accomplishment greater than that of his 82-year-old mother Jenny Too-too.
Your desire for betweenness may be about writing, or it may be about sex and religion, but I wonder if it's because you always have to have someone between us, fearing that you're losing that proper distance and thus becoming a too-too proper lesbian.
As long as you don't take things too-too seriously, it should be a sweet little fling.
Funnily enough, the Metro is also called the too-too, by our two-and-a-half-year-old lad, even though, to my knowledge, it's powered not by steam, but by electricity.