hifalutin hifalutin

Definition(s):

  • (adj) affectedly genteel

Usage(s):

  1. The Navy had coasted, apparently confident that Congress would fall for no hifalutin notions about air power and that in the end the whole unpleasantness would blow over.
  2. The main reason: voters had been alienated by Clinton's hifalutin ambitions.
  3. If that sounds hifalutin, I'll just say my husband bears a striking resemblance to Colin Firth.
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