Hifalutin



[hahy-fuh-loot-n] /ˌhaɪ fəˈlut n/

adjective
1.
.
[hahy-fuh-loot-n] /ˌhaɪ fəˈlut n/
adjective, Informal.
1.
pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious.
/ˌhaɪfəˈluːtɪn/
adjective
1.
a variant spelling of highfalutin
/ˌhaɪfəˈluːtɪn/
adjective
1.
(informal) pompous or pretentious

adjective

Overblown and pretentious; bombastic; stilted: take one with ideas less ”highfalutin’ ”/ stilted, overstrained, and as the Americans would say, hifalutin

[1848+; origin unknown; originally a gerund, seemingly based on a verb high falute, suggesting a humorous alteration of flute; perhaps fr a blend of highflown with some other element; perhaps fr Dutch verlooten, ”stilted”]

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