high-falutin'

also highfalutin, 1848, U.S. slang, possibly from high-flying, or flown, or even flute.


Nearby words

  1. high-dependency,
  2. high-end,
  3. high-energy,
  4. high-energy phosphate bond,
  5. high-energy physics,
  6. high-five,
  7. high-flown,
  8. high-flyer,
  9. high-flying,
  10. high-fructose corn syrup

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