la-di-da


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la-di-da

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

[Imitative of affected speech.]
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la-di-da

(ˌlɑːdiːˈdɑː) ,

lah-di-dah

or

la-de-da

adj
informal affecting exaggeratedly genteel manners or speech
n
a la-di-da person
[C19: mockingly imitative of affected speech]
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la-di-da

or la-de-da

(ˈlɑ diˈdɑ)
adj.
affected; pretentious: a la-di-da manner.
[1880–85; imitative of affected speech]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.la-di-da - 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"
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la-di-da

adjective (Informal) affected, mannered, posh (informal, chiefly Brit.), pretentious, precious, mincing, stuck-up (informal), conceited, snooty (informal), snobbish, too-too, toffee-nosed (slang, chiefly Brit.), highfalutin (informal), arty-farty (informal), overrefined I wouldn't trust them in spite of all their la-di-da manners.
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la-di-da

also la-de-da
adjective
Informal. Artificially genteel:
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Translations

la-di-da

[ˈlɑːdɪˈdɑː] (pej)
A. ADJ [person, voice] → afectado, cursi, repipi (Sp)
B. ADV [talk etc] → de manera afectada, con afectación
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la-di-da

adj adv (inf)affektiert, affig (inf)
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la-di-da

[ˌlɑːdɪˈdɑː] adj (fam) (person) → affettato/a e pretenzioso/a; (voice) → affettato/a
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References in classic literature ?
Had I been "La-di-da," that impecunious youth about whom we superior folk are so sarcastic, I would have changed my penny for two ha'pennies.
Our Lara's kids' eating habits are getting a bit la-di-da 18 MY PHOTO SCRAPBOOK Brit actor Dexter Fletcher on being deafened by Al Pacino, his Press Gang days, and the Lock, Stock reprobates 21 STYLE EDIT A sumptuous velvet bag 22 GROOMED & DOOMED The stars are channeling the Orient, but whose look lacks eastern promise?
At the same time, an increasing number of vehicles - and bicycles - navigating amid a sort of "la-di-da" traffic and parking setup has made the place an accident ready to happen.
A NATIONAL newspaper very recently reported that, according to a new analysis by the Office for National Statistics, Middlesbrough is now listed as the seventh most deprived town in England - top spot going to Oldham and la-di-da Guildford coming out top as the least deprived.
Blythe teared up as she told me how emotional it still makes her feel and revealed all about Gwyneth's "extraordinary relationship" with ex-husband Chris, saying: "The kids come first, they're supportive of one another and this isn't just "la-di-da" positive, this is absolutely true.
Today a TD Bank encompasses what used to be four separate storefronts; a ladies' hat store called La-Di-Da closed its doors just a few weeks ago.
f did R But it's not as though she's some plummy-voiced, la-di-da Southerner.
hits La-Di-Da and Run Home Girl, are led by long time members Ian Wilson, Dave Irving, Ashley Mulford and Des Tong.
Can I suggest perhaps a mascot based on 'La-di-da' Gunner Graham from It Ain't Half Hot Mum - or maybe just a donkey called Adams.
On the face of it, the setting of Dubai's newest eatery, The Farm, seems perfect for the busy, brunching la-di-da crowd: Think lush green surroundings complete with landscaped ponds in the middle of the desert.
Down: 1 Snails; 2 Extension; 3 Surface; 4 Delve; 6 Aborted; 7 Lodge; 8 Protocol; 9 Burka; 11 Agree; 12 Loam; 13 Tired; 14 La-di-da; 15 Ecclesiastical; 17 Doonies; 21 Mayday; 27 Loathe; 28 Deliberated; 29 Lacrosse; 31 Salute; 33 Square one; 34 Watertight; 35 Innovative; 37 Gherkin; 41 Examine; 43 Bassoon; 45 Slays; 46 Fancied; 49 Deputise; 50 Krill; 55 Edit; 57 Lingered; 60 Philatelist; 61 Peck; 62 Unattended; 63 Departs; 64 Regulating; 68 Interfere; 69 Intrude; 70 Sidle; 72 Elevate; 73 Arbroath smokie; 75 Eaten; 76 Shorten; 78 Fine tune; 82 Emptor; 84 Brolly; 91 Expand; 93 Suspicion; 96 Trucker; 97 Terrific; 100 Twinkle; 102 Leopard; 104 Orator; 105 Bereft; 106 Flash; 108 Loner; 109 Wacko; 111 Skimp; 112 Parch; 114 Draw.
I suppose that subconsciously I was saying: "Look at me, I'm a trainee journalist, la-di-da."