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also la-de-da  (lä′dē-dä′)
adj. Informal
Affectedly genteel; pretentious.
Used to express disdain for something viewed as pretentious.

[Imitative of affected speech.]
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also la-de-da
Informal. Artificially genteel:
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I've always noticed it's the fastidious, la-de-da ones that turn out the rottenest.
Fianna Gael TD Noel Rock tweeted a jibe: "Tiocfaidh ar la-de-da.
Weather is our paranoia, each forecast we're agog, What's it like tomorrow, long range, the TV we hog, Down south it's warmer, sunny, blue sky and la-de-da, Now they can't water gardens nor hose their huge cars.