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(ˈhɒt siˈtɒt si)

adj. Slang.
about as right as can be; perfect: Everything is just hotsy-totsy.
[1925–30; allegedly coined by Billie De Beck (d. 1942), U.S. cartoonist]
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Also, book workshops on the day to learn the Charleston, 20's mixology, how to get the 'hotsy-totsy' look (ladies and gentlemen sessions) and to get all dolled-up.
Although Fournier cites other authors who have addressed the topic, she fails to mention The Heebie-jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2006), in which author Steven Lee Beeber devotes a chapter to this specific subject ("Hotsy-Totsy Nazi Schatzes: Nazi Imagery and the Final Solution to the Final Solution," pp.
Raftery suggests that she is just depressed, explaining, "your boyfriend, Jack, the one you think's so hotsy-totsy, hasn't called and you're gloomy as a tick on Sunday," Faith meanly replies, "Cut the folkshit with me, Raftery, I muttered.
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(The song included a reference to "hotsy-totsy Nazis," a phrase that would reappear decades later in The Producers.)
"Hotsy-totsy, fancy-shmancy." The shorter one turned in her seat, hands fluttering, drying her manicure.
Weigholtz for proposing certain advanced oral-hygiene treatments; around the time Harry the Fish Man's daughter, Fat Rosalie, gave away her father's beautiful little Schaeffer pen for a Suchard, the semisweet; not too long after Margoshes of the Forvitz ran this little item at the foot of his column: "Which hotsy-totsy Mexican actress should be called Amhoretz Del Rio for denying her Jewish blood?"; around the time Mrs.
But [I] spent more at ShopRite than at Wegmans, and will go back to both." The subtext of that statement implies that "Wegmans is a "hotsy-totsy" big deal, but we've been shopping at ShopRite for a long time and aren't about to stop, or even sure that Wegmans belongs here." The Not-Invented-Here challenge that New Jerseyians (especially South Jerseyians) use to defend themselves from more sophisticated neighbors at each end of its infamous N.J.