la-di-da definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Informal affected in speech, manners, etc.; pretentiously refined
Origin: imitation of affected speech
- a la-di-da person
- affected speech or behavior
used to express derision in response to affectation, foppishness, etc.
Also sp. la-de-da
la-di-da definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also la-de-daadjective Informal
Affectedly genteel; pretentious.interjection
Used to express disdain for something viewed as pretentious.
Origin: Imitative of affected speech.