Simple Definition of highfalutin
: seeming or trying to seem great or important
Examples of highfalutin
a highfalutin way of talking
<his highfalutin paean to the working class failed to win over a crowd that wanted to hear down-to-earth proposals for economic relief>
Variants of highfalutin
Origin of highfalutin
perhaps from 2high + alteration of fluting, present participle of flute
First Known Use: 1839
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