- condescending; haughty.
Origin of toplofty
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Examples from the Web for toplofty
"'Tis well," said Turkey Proudfoot with a toplofty toss of his bald head.The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot
Arthur Scott Bailey
No one, however, has discovered that invitations to Mrs. Toplofty's are any less welcome.
Mrs. Toplofty asked you to dinner to-night and I accepted for you—hope that was all right.
But all their gay upper works, so toplofty and frail, showed a gleaming white front to the western sun.Gideon's Band
George W. Cable
On the evening of the theater party, Mrs. Toplofty herself stands in the lobby to receive the guests.
- informal haughty or pretentious
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