- Brit. giddy or flighty; capricious
- haughty; arrogant; condescending
- petulant; huffy
Origin: redupl. of obsolete hoit, to indulge inch(es) noisy mirth
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- Pretentiously self-important; pompous.
- Given to frivolity or silliness.
Origin: From reduplication of dialectal hoit, to romp; perhaps akin to hoyden.