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Word of the Day 07/31/17 Highfalutin

Highfalutin (adjective)
highfalutin or highfalutin', hifalutin, hifalutin' [hahy-fuh-loot-n]


adjective, Informal.
1. pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious.

Also, highfaluting [hahy-fuh-loo-ting, hahy-fuh-loot-n]

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Origin: 1830-40; high + falutin (perhaps orig. flutin, variant of fluting, present participle of flute)

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