or high·fa·lu·tin', hi·fa·lu·tin, hi·fa·lu·tin'
- pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious.
Also high·fa·lu·ting [hahy-fuh-loo-ting, hahy-fuh-loot-n] /ˌhaɪ fəˈlu tɪŋ, ˌhaɪ fəˈlut n/.
Origin of highfalutin
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Examples from the Web for hifalutin
He has no useless flourish in his manner, and none of the 'hifalutin' in his style.Music and Some Highly Musical People
James M. Trotter
Nor, Im jes er plain ole biznes man,—I ain got no fightin sense like dese rip snortin, hifalutin solger boys.Bypaths in Dixie</p>
Sarah Johnson Cocke
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.The Lions of the Lord
Harry Leon Wilson
"That's her hifalutin way of putting on the dog, nurse," Doctor Parris grinned wickedly.Old Mr. Wiley</p>
Fanny Greye La Spina
I fed and bedded your hifalutin' chickens though I'm sort of uneasy around that one high-steppin' rooster.The Black Fawn
James Arthur Kjelgaard
- a variant spelling of highfalutin
- informal pompous or pretentious
C19: from high + -falutin, perhaps variant of fluting, from flute
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