- conceited or snobbish.
Origin of hincty
1920–25; of obscure origin; compare-cty in dicty
or hin·key, hink·ty, hinc·ty
- acting in a nervous or very cautious way.
- suspicious: Whenever he agrees with me, you know something hinky is going on!
- snobbish; haughty.
Origin of hinky
First recorded in 1920–25; origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for hincty
"conceited," by 1924 in U.S. black slang. Cf. obsolete Scottish hichty (c.1500), considered an alteration of height-y.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper