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lardy-dardy

[ lahr-dee-dahr-dee ]
/ ˈlɑr diˈdɑr di /
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adjective Chiefly British Slang.

characterized by excessive elegance.

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Nearby words

lardner, lardner, ring, lardon, lardy, lardy cake, lardy-dardy, laredo, laree, lares, lares and penates, largactil

Origin of lardy-dardy

1860–65; after la-di-da; for spelling with r, cf. arvo
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lardy-dardy

  • Lardy-Dardy Swell (who is uncertain as to the age of Ingnue he is addressing).

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol.107, September 1, 1894|Various