la-di-da

adjective \ ˌlä-dē-ˈdä \
variants: or less commonly la-de-da or or lah-dee-dah or lah-di-dah

Definition of la-di-da

: affectedly refined in manners or tastes : pretentious, elegant

Origin and Etymology of la-di-da

perhaps alteration of lardy-dardy foppish


LA-DI-DA Defined for English Language Learners

la-di-da

adjective

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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