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airish

[ air-ish ]
/ ˈɛər ɪʃ /
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adjective South Midland and Southern U.S.

given to putting on airs.

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Origin of airish

1940–45; air(s) (see air1) + -ish1
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  • In secret she feared that Helena would be a trifle “airish,” and she felt that would be a pity.

    Dorothy's House Party|Evelyn Raymond
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