Highfalutin meaning

-lo͝otn, -lo͝otĭng
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The definition of highfalutin is arrogant or pompous.

An example of being highfalutin is when someone offers you to cook you a homemade dinner and you snottily say that you only dine in five star restaurants.

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Pompous or pretentious.
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(informal) Ridiculously pretentious or pompous.
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(US, informal) Self-important, pompous; arrogant or egotistical; tending to show off or hold oneself in unduly high regard.

It's only a matter of time before some highfalutin developer builds a huge hotel and ruins the scenery.

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Origin of highfalutin

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of high-fluting. In his book, The Adventure of English, Melvyn Bragg records that in a nascent America, when the well-to-do travelled by steamboat, said passengers were referred to as highfalutin due to the high fluted funnels on the boats. Compare riffraff.

    From Wiktionary