I fed and bedded your hifalutin' chickens though I'm sort of uneasy around that one high-steppin' rooster.
He has no useless flourish in his manner, and none of the 'hifalutin' in his style.
He said at the time that he knew she'd bring him bad luck—she being his thirteenth—and she did, she was that hifalutin.
Nor, Im jes er plain ole biznes man,—I ain got no fightin sense like dese rip snortin, hifalutin solger boys.
"That's her hifalutin way of putting on the dog, nurse," Doctor Parris grinned wickedly.
No, not fer a considerbul spell lessen we has one grand, hifalutin' tornader.
It really was like sweating blood to try to talk reason into one so hopelessly unpractical and hifalutin as Sophy.
Overblown and pretentious; bombastic; stilted: take one with ideas less ''highfalutin' ''/ stilted, overstrained, and as the Americans would say, hifalutin
[1848+; origin unknown; originally a gerund, seemingly based on a verb high falute, suggesting a humorous alteration of flute; perhaps fr a blend of highflown with some other element; perhaps fr Dutch verlooten, ''stilted'']