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adjective as in pompous

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Called by the hoity toity term of nasal insufflation, this method was used by some in Asia till a few hundred years ago.

Unlike hoity-toity displays of pedigree fluff, the Average Joe Cat Show is a celebration of middling felines.

How did the most American of retailers get mixed up with a hoity-toity Parisian boutique?

"Hoity-toity," said the waiter, and he left off throwing the sand.

"Hoity-toity," said the old gentleman, turning round in some surprise, and even dismay when he caught sight of her face.

Sir Thomas did offer to help him, but he was perhaps a little hoity-toity, giving himself airs.

Lucille's haughty and fiery temper could hardly brook this hoity-toity assumption of authority.

Lor' bless ye, my son; you talks wonnerful hoity-toity; but in my country they would clap ye into a cage.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hoity-toity, such as: arrogant, dizzy, flighty, giddy, pretentious, and silliness.

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