(used as an expression of derision directed at affected gentility or pretentious refinement.)
affected; pretentious; foppish: a la-di-da manner.
an affected or pretentious person.
behavior or speech characterized by affected or exaggerated gentility.
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How to use la-di-da in a sentence
The la-de-da approach at each election cycle toward the personal health of the candidates continues to shock me.
The point is that when I was going in, this la-de-da clerk of his, Cecil Gillis, was coming out.Murder in the Gunroom | Henry Beam Piper
Then I would get a big ulster with 17 astrakhan fur, and take my cane and do the la-de-da down Piccadilly.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
I will, too, if he preaches any more of his la-de-da society rules to me.That Girl Montana | Marah Ellis Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for la-di-da
informal affecting exaggeratedly genteel manners or speech
a la-di-da person
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