- a state of being out of touch with reality.
- (usually initial capital letters) Los Angeles.
Origin of la-la land
- a nickname for Los Angeles
- (not capitals) a place that is remote from reality
Word Origin for La-La land
Los Angeles, California (often abbreviated L.A.). This expression pokes fun at the alleged eccentricities of the city's inhabitants. For example, What do you expect? Frederick has lived in la-la land for ten years and it has rubbed off on him. [Slang; c. 1980]
A state of being out of touch with reality, as in I don't know what's going on with Amy—she seems to be in la-la land. [Slang; c. 1980] Also see cloud-cuckoo land; never-never land.