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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Haughty; pretentious; huffy.
From reduplication of hoit (to romp). Earliest documented use: 1668.
“Now, Liz lives in a very hoity-toity part of town and rubs shoulders with the rich and famous.”
Marla Jo Fisher; Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom; McClatchy-Tribune News Service (Washington, DC); Feb 15, 2016.
See more usage examples of hoity-toity in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children? -Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BCE)