How did the most American of retailers get mixed up with a hoity-toity Parisian boutique?
She's none of your hoity-toity characters, one thing one day and another the next, so you never know where you stand with them.
It was Paddy and hoity-toity engaged in animated discussion.
hoity-toity, I don't see as he's any better than anybody else.
I barred the door even as hoity-toity's fist thundered on the oak.
Lucille's haughty and fiery temper could hardly brook this hoity-toity assumption of authority.
I know the girl for a sly, scheming, hoity-toity flirt, but to think that she'd act so low like!
"hoity-toity," said the waiter, and he left off throwing the sand.
"hoity-toity," said the old gentleman, turning round in some surprise, and even dismay when he caught sight of her face.
The Smith boy appears to be a very nice young fellow, and remarkably sensible for a young person in this hoity-toity age.
also hoity toity, 1660s, "riotous behavior," from earlier highty tighty "frolicsome, flighty," perhaps an alteration and reduplication of dialectal hoyting "acting the hoyden, romping" (1590s), see hoyden. Sense of "haughty" first recorded late 1800s, probably on similarity of sound.
Snobbishly exclusive; haughty; uppish; snooty: in the hoity-toitiest of Fifth Avenue shops/ Will he go all hoity-toity on us? (1668+)
(also highty-tighty): Highty tighty! What a debil of a rage (1695+)
[fr earlier highty-tighty, ''peremptory, quarrelsome,'' perhaps related to the notion of being high in the sense of ''superior'']