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la–la land

noun \ˈlä-ˌlä-\

Simple Definition of la–la land

  • : the mental state of someone who is not aware of what is really happening

  • La-La Land —used as a nickname for Los Angeles, California

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of la–la land

  1. :  a euphoric dreamlike mental state detached from the harsher realities of life

Origin and Etymology of la–la land

perhaps from la-la nonsense syllables in the refrains of songs

First Known Use: 1983

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looking or feeling very sad

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