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toplofty

[ top-lawf-tee, -lof- ]
/ ˈtɒpˈlɔf ti, -ˈlɒf- /
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adjective
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Often top·loft·i·cal .

Origin of toplofty

First recorded in 1820–30; back formation of earlier toploftical, extracted from top loft “the uppermost story, topmost gallery”; see top1, lofty

OTHER WORDS FROM toplofty

top·loft·i·ly, adverbtop·loft·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for toplofty

toplofty
/ (ˈtɒpˌlɒftɪ) /

adjective
informal haughty or pretentious

Derived forms of toplofty

toploftily, adverbtoploftiness, noun
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