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highfalutin

or high路fa路lu路tin', hi路fa路lu路tin, hi路fa路lu路tin'

[ hahy-fuh-loot-n ]
/ 藢ha瑟 f蓹藞lut n /
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adjective Informal.
seeming or trying to seem superior, important, etc.; pompous; pretentious.
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Also high路fa路lu路ting [hahy-fuh-loo-ting, hahy-fuh-loot-n] /藢ha瑟 f蓹藞lu t瑟艐, 藢ha瑟 f蓹藞lut n/ .

Origin of highfalutin

First recorded in 1830鈥40; high + falutin (perhaps originally flutin, variant of fluting, present participle of flute)
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British Dictionary definitions for highfalutin

highfalutin

hifalutin highfaluting

/ (藢ha瑟f蓹藞lu藧t瑟n) /

adjective
informal pompous or pretentious

Word Origin for highfalutin

C19: from high + -falutin, perhaps variant of fluting, from flute
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