from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Affectedly genteel; pretentious.
- interj. Used to express disdain for something viewed as pretentious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Disdainful description of pretension or haughtiness.
- interj. Expression of disdain for pretension or haughtiness.
from The 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.’
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. affectedly genteel
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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