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: affectedly refined in manners or tastes : pretentious, elegant
affected, grandiose, high-minded, highfalutin (also hifalutin), ostentatious, pompous, pretentious, snippy
1889, in the meaning defined above
perhaps alteration of lardy-dardy foppish
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: acting or talking in a false and annoying way that is thought to be typical of rich and important people
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