highfalutin
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˌhaɪ.fəˈlu.tɨn/, /ˈhaɪ.fəˌlu.tɨn/
Adjective

highfalutin

  1. (informal) Self-important, pompous; arrogant or egotistical.
    Synonyms: bombast, hoity-toity, pretentious
    It's only a matter of time before some highfalutin developer builds a huge hotel and ruins the scenery.
    That one Cajun that moved to Austin is too highfalutin to come back to Livingston Parish. He's over there with that mean bread lady!
    His speech was very highfalutin.
Translations Noun

highfalutin (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Pompous speech or writing.



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