[lah-dee-dah] /ˈlɑ diˈdɑ/ Informal.
(used as an expression of derision directed at affected gentility or pretentious refinement.)
affected; pretentious; foppish:
a la-di-da manner.
an affected or pretentious person.
behavior or speech characterized by affected or exaggerated gentility.
(informal) affecting exaggeratedly genteel manners or speech
a la-di-da person
mocking of affected gentility, 1874, in derisive imitation of “swell” way of talking.
A phrase used to mean the equivalent of ”It doesn’t matter”: You’re canceling our date? Oh well, lah-di-dah (1970s+)
A dandyish or sissified man; superrefined and delicate person: Some lah-de-dah with a cane (1883+)
To treat in a nonchalant, offhand manner: The outfielder la-di-da’d the catch (1970s+)
[an imitation of casual and aristocratic speech]
[leyd-n] /ˈleɪd n/ adjective 1. burdened; loaded down. verb (used with object) 2. to . [leyd] /leɪd/ verb (used with object), laded, laden or laded, lading. 1. to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load. 2. to load oppressively; burden (used chiefly in the passive): laden with many responsibilities. 3. […]
[leyd-n] /ˈleɪd n/ adjective 1. burdened; loaded down. verb (used with object) 2. to . /ˈleɪdən/ verb 1. a past participle of lade1 adjective 2. weighed down with a load; loaded 3. encumbered; burdened adj. “loaded, weighted down,” 1590s, from the original past participle of lade.
[lak-er] /ˈlæk ər/ noun 1. a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added. 2. any of various resinous varnishes, especially a resinous varnish obtained from a Japanese tree, Rhus verniciflua, used to produce a highly polished, lustrous surface on wood or the like. […]
[leyd] /leɪd/ verb (used with object), laded, laden or laded, lading. 1. to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load. 2. to load oppressively; burden (used chiefly in the passive): laden with many responsibilities. 3. to fill or cover abundantly (used chiefly in the passive): trees laden with fruit; a […]