or high·fa·lu·tin', hi·fa·lu·tin, hi·fa·lu·tin'
- highest common factor,
- highest intercostal vein,
Origin of highfalutin
Examples from the Web for highfalutin
Initially, we're meant to identify with Hart, who objects whenever Cohle's highfalutin Satre-isms get out of hand.‘True Detective’ Review: You Have to Watch HBO’s Revolutionary Crime Classic|Andrew Romano|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He hated anything that was highfalutin, and he had a BS detector—his phrase again—that was unmatched in the business.
That phrase is maybe too highfalutin, but it's too famous to dispense with.
Beyond Human Nature succeeds by delivering serious arguments that challenge the reader without seeming dense or highfalutin.In Defense of Nurture: Jesse Prinz’s ‘Beyond Human Nature’|Robert Herritt|November 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Housed near the Uffizi Gallery, in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, the museum has some highfalutin neighbors.
I felt a chill go over me—the whole business was tricky, stagy; of a piece with the highfalutin talk.Plain Mary Smith|Henry Wallace Phillips
There was going to be no shilly-shallying, no highfalutin theorizings.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
"You're not going to cement it by a tariff or a highfalutin' proclamation," he answered.Sonia Between two Worlds|Stephen McKenna
The first appears in a Senate debate of 1841; highfalutin in a political speech of the same decade.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
I couldn't stand for your highfalutin excuses for being—well, never mind—we all get our off days.The Sturdy Oak|Samuel Merwin, et al.