interjection, adjective, noun
or la-de-da, lah-di-dah
(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.
Origin of la-di-da
First recorded in 1880–85; derisive imitation of affected, pseudo-elevated speech
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Jack used to say there was too much of the lah-di-dah about him, and was down on him time and again.Captain Macedoine's Daughter
lah-di-dah or la-de-da
informal affecting exaggeratedly genteel manners or speech
a la-di-da person
Word Origin for la-di-da
C19: mockingly imitative of affected speech
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
mocking of affected gentility, 1874, in derisive imitation of "swell" way of talking.
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