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hoity-toity

1hoity–toity

noun hoi·ty–toi·ty \ˌhi-tē-ˈti-tē, ˌhī-tē-ˈtī-tē\

Definition of HOITY-TOITY

:  thoughtless giddy behavior

Origin of HOITY-TOITY

rhyming compound from English dialect hoit to play the fool
First Known Use: 1668

2hoity–toity

adjective

: having or showing the insulting attitude of people who think that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people

Full Definition of HOITY-TOITY

1
:  thoughtlessly silly or frivolous :  flighty
2
:  marked by an air of assumed importance :  highfalutin

First Known Use of HOITY-TOITY

1812

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