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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
hoi•ty-toi•ty /ˈhɔɪtiˈtɔɪti/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
(hoi′tē toi′tē), adj.
- assuming airs;
- giddy behavior.
- rhyming compound based on hoit to romp, riot (now obsolete) 1660–70
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hoity-toity /ˌhɔɪtɪˈtɔɪtɪ/ adj
Etymology: 17th Century: rhyming compound based on C16 hoit to romp, of obscure origin
- informal arrogant or haughty
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