[ hoi-tee-toi-tee ]
/ ˈhɔɪ tiˈtɔɪ ti /


assuming airs; pretentious; haughty.
giddy; flighty.


giddy behavior.

Words nearby hoity-toity

Origin of hoity-toity

First recorded in 1660–70; rhyming compound based on hoit to romp, riot (now obsolete)
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British Dictionary definitions for hoity-toity

/ (ˌhɔɪtɪˈtɔɪtɪ) /


informal arrogant or haughtywe have had enough of her hoity-toity manner

Word Origin for hoity-toity

C17: rhyming compound based on C16 hoit to romp, of obscure origin
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