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lah-de-dah

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lah-de-dah

adjective

  1. Very refined and respectable: Nobody weren't going to make her live in a lah-di-dah place like that (1940s+)
  2. Carefree and nonchalant: Her emotions at the dissolution of her 25-year marriage are anything but la-de-da (1970s+)

interjection

A phrase used to mean the equivalent of ''It doesn't matter'': You're canceling our date? Oh well, lah-di-dah (1970s+)

noun

A dandyish or sissified man; superrefined and delicate person: Some lah-de-dah with a cane (1883+)

verb

To treat in a nonchalant, offhand manner: The outfielder la-di-da'd the catch (1970s+)

[an imitation of casual and aristocratic speech]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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