hoity-toity

 /ˌhɔɪtɪˈtɔɪtɪ/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
hoi•ty-toi•ty /ˈhɔɪtiˈtɔɪti/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. pretentious;
    snobbish.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
hoi•ty-toi•ty  (hoitē toitē),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. assuming airs;
    pretentious;
    haughty.
  2. giddy;
    flighty.

n. 
  1. giddy behavior.
  • rhyming compound based on hoit to romp, riot (now obsolete) 1660–70


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hoity-toity /ˌhɔɪtɪˈtɔɪtɪ/ adj
  1. informal arrogant or haughty
Etymology: 17th Century: rhyming compound based on C16 hoit to romp, of obscure origin



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