La-di-da meaning

lädē-dä
Affectedly genteel; pretentious.
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Used to express disdain for something viewed as pretentious.
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Affected in speech, manners, etc.; pretentiously refined.
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A la-di-da person.
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Affected speech or behavior.
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Used to express derision in response to affectation, foppishness, etc.
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Disdainful description of pretension or haughtiness.

She was all la-di-da, with her nose in the air, and we're all struggling not to laugh because that would be gauche.

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Expression of disdain for pretension or haughtiness.

"Well la-di-da, aren't you the impressive personage, with a feather in your hair yet."

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Origin of la-di-da

  • Imitative of affected speech

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