Definition of Hifalutin

1. Adjective. Affectedly genteel.

Exact synonyms: Grandiose, Highfalutin, Highfaluting, Hoity-toity, La-di-da
Similar to: Pretentious
Derivative terms: Grandiosity



Definition of Hifalutin

1. n. See Highfaluting.

Definition of Hifalutin

1. Adjective. (alternative form of highfalutin) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hifalutin

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hifalutin

hierophanies
hierophant
hierophantic
hierophantically
hierophants
hierophany
hierophobia
hieroscopy
hierotheca
hierothecae
hierotherapy
hierourgy
hierurgies
hierurgy
hies
hifalutin (current term)
hig-taper
higab
higashi
higgle
higgled
higgledy-piggledy
higgledypiggledy
higgler
higglers
higgles
higgling
higglings
high
high-and-dry(p)

Literary usage of Hifalutin

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1. Excelsior Dialogues by Phineas Garrett (1897)
"hifalutin. — Madame Botch, we cannot congratulate ourselves enough ... Mns. hifalutin.—We want to ask you to describe your modus operandi with that enamel ..."

2. Representative Women of New England by Julia Ward Howe, Mary Elvira Elliott (1904)
"The term so pleased the members of the club that they concluded to adopt it; and the hifalutin Club, with an increase of membership, continued until Maine ..."

3. How to Read by John Barrett Kerfoot (1916)
"You very likely feel that " the Cosmos a la carte" is a "hifalutin" phrase. ... And this phrase is n't "hifalutin." It is n't hyperbolic. ..."

4. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1896)
"... ter ter fine a hifalutin name ter gin it, an now, bless Gawd, you doan hardly know de ole chap wen he gits ter ..."

5. The Wife's Stratagem: A Story for Fireside and Wayside by Fanny (1862)
"... the foolish fellow walked slowly away, trembling, or as his uncle would probably express it, " in a hifalutin state of happiness—all but cracked, sir! ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"... we confess that in the book as a whole there is altogether too much hifalutin and self-glorification to suit our taste. This constant boasting of our ..."

7. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1897)
"In the Legislature of Rhode Island, at one time, a city member made a long, eloquent, and "hifalutin" speech upon the subject before the House. ..."

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