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English definition of “hoity-toity”

hoity-toity

adjective     /ˌhɔɪ.tiˈtɔɪ.ti/ US  /-t̬iˈtɔɪ.t̬i/ informal disapproving
behaving as if you are better or more important than other people Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
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