la–di–da

adjective \ˌlä-dē-ˈdä\

Definition of la–di–da

  1. :  affectedly refined in manners or tastes :  pretentious, elegant

Variants of la–di–da

less commonly

la–de–da

or

or

lah–dee–dah

or

lah–di–dah

\ˌlä-dē-ˈdä\

Origin and Etymology of la–di–da

perhaps alteration of lardy-dardy foppish


First Known Use: 1889


LA–DI–DA Defined for English Language Learners

la–di–da

adjective \ˌlä-dē-ˈdä\

Definition of la–di–da for English Language Learners

  • : acting or talking in a false and annoying way that is thought to be typical of rich and important people


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