American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Affectedly genteel; pretentious.
- interj. Used to express disdain for something viewed as pretentious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Languidly genteel in speech or manner; foppishly affected.
- n. A languidly genteel person; an affected fop or ‘swell.’
- To act in a languidly genteel manner; pose as a ‘swell.’
- adj. Disdainful description of pretension or haughtiness.
- interj. Expression of disdain for pretension or haughtiness.
- adj. affectedly genteel
- Imitative of affected speech. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I raised my eyebrows, but I may as well have whistled, or said, “Well, la-di-da.””
“The guy seems to care so little about his work here that he fails to believably: type on a keyboard (re: his character is a professional writer), urgently ride a bicycle in a downpour (again, he does this with inexplicable la-di-da slowness), and talk at a GPS with any semblance of a person who is frustrated.”
“Ever la-di-da shitass in this town will be able to spit on us if we take charity!”
“Up the hill to the la-di-da bistros of the Palace: atleastit's downhill at the end ofthe night.”
“When I've had enough of la-di-da Lan, I head to a family-run restaurant named Liu Zhai Shi Fu, located in a hutong behind The National Museum of Art. I suggest sitting in the enclosed courtyard where silk vines hang overhead.”
“No one must be different from himself in voice, clothes, manners, recreations, choice of food: Here is someone who speaks English rather more clearly and euphoniously than I — it must be a vile, upstage, la-di-da affectation.”
“I'm awful curious to hear how Deputy Joe's going to prove any of this la-di-da.”
“The polling place serves both the somewhat more la-di-da residents of the Hills and the somewhat more working - and middle-class Armenian and Hispanic neighborhoods of the flats.”
“And this group of three la-di-da white gay men, dressed in designer and eau'd'popper, come out from the restaurant.”
“So, Australians always consider me a Pom, from my la-di-da manner of speaking; the Brits are divided on the issue.”
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