Origin of hoity-toity
Examples from the Web for hoity-toity
How did the most American of retailers get mixed up with a hoity-toity Parisian boutique?
The Smith boy appears to be a very nice young fellow, and remarkably sensible for a young person in this hoity-toity age.Mary-'Gusta|Joseph C. Lincoln
It was Paddy and Hoity-Toity engaged in animated discussion.
I know the girl for a sly, scheming, hoity-toity flirt, but to think that she'd act so low like!The Long Chance|Peter B. Kyne
Word Origin for hoity-toity
also hoity toity, 1660s, "riotous behavior," from earlier highty tighty "frolicsome, flighty," perhaps an alteration and reduplication of dialectal hoyting "acting the hoyden, romping" (1590s), see hoyden. Sense of "haughty" first recorded late 1800s, probably on similarity of sound.