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[top-lawf-tee, -lof-]
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  1. condescending; haughty.
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Often top·loft·i·cal.

Origin of toplofty

First recorded in 1815–25; top1 + lofty
Related formstop·loft·i·ly, adverbtop·loft·i·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • "'Tis well," said Turkey Proudfoot with a toplofty toss of his bald head.

    The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot

    Arthur Scott Bailey

  • No one, however, has discovered that invitations to Mrs. Toplofty's are any less welcome.


    Emily Post

  • Mrs. Toplofty asked you to dinner to-night and I accepted for you—hope that was all right.


    Emily Post

  • But all their gay upper works, so toplofty and frail, showed a gleaming white front to the western sun.

    Gideon's Band

    George W. Cable

  • On the evening of the theater party, Mrs. Toplofty herself stands in the lobby to receive the guests.


    Emily Post

British Dictionary definitions for toplofty


  1. informal haughty or pretentious
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Derived Formstoploftily, adverbtoploftiness, noun
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