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hoity-toity

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Adjective
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hoi=ty-toi=ty

CIDE DICTIONARY

hoity-toitya. [From Hoit.].
     Thoughtless; giddy; flighty; also, haughty; patronizing; as, to be in hoity-toity spirits, or to assume hoity-toity airs; used also as an exclamation, denoting surprise or disapprobation, with some degree of contempt.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hoity-toity! What have I to do with dreams?"  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

hoity-toity, adj., int., & n.
--adj.
1 haughty; petulant; snobbish.
2 archaic frolicsome.
--int. expressing surprised protest at presumption etc.
--n. archaic riotous or giddy conduct.

Etymology
obs. hoit indulge in riotous mirth, of unkn. orig.

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