Definitions

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  • adj. Obsolete form of hoity-toity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hoity-toity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hoity-toity.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Hertfordshire, and the highty-tighty man at Port Hill in the damnest

    George Selwyn: His Letters and His Life

  • It's just as Gerald Doak says to me in Chicago -- oh, yes, Jerry's an old friend of mine -- the wife and I are thinking of running over to England to stay with Jerry in his castle, next year -- and he said to me, ` Georgie, old bean, I like Lucile first-rate, but you and me, George, we got to make her get over this highty-tighty hooptediddle way she's got. ''

    Babbitt

  • It’s just as Gerald Doak says to me in Chicago—oh, yes, Jerry’s an old friend of mine—the wife and I are thinking of running over to England to stay with Jerry in his castle, next year—and he said to me, ‘Georgie, old bean, I like Lucile first-rate, but you and me, George, we got to make her get over this highty-tighty hooptediddle way she’s got.

    Chapter 19

  • With the thought of the masses becoming more and more neutral in the highty-tighty war between Good and Evil, the laws created by these same masses grow more and more rabid.

    Nonsenseorship

  • She was highty-tighty, as you might say, and I'll admit it hurt.

    Apron-Strings

  • Bela was good for a bit of fun, too; nothing highty-tighty about her.

    The Huntress

  • Meynell, Panton, and James are in Hertfordshire, and the highty-tighty man at Port Hill in the damnest

    George Selwyn His Letters and His Life

  • "Gals!" said the old man's voice, -- "one on 'em highty-tighty, fly-away-lookin ',' n 'the other kind o' 'pindlin'; drivin 'your hoss, they was."

    Hildegarde's Holiday a story for girls

  • But I guess ther won't be no dancin 'nor highty-tighty dewin's.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IX (of X)

  • "Well, you needn't be so highty-tighty about it," said Percy, taking

    Bessie Bradford's Prize

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