from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to play the fool; to behave thoughtlessly and frivolously.
- v. To leap; to caper; to romp noisily.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To leap; to caper; to romp noisily.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To indulge in riotous and noisy mirth.
The confusion comes from the similarity of the noun hoi polloi and the adjective hoity-toity, a rhyming compound from the English dialect term hoit, “to play the fool,” which has come to mean “foolishly snooty.”
Actually, Sinatra subtly cracked wise that he was "hoit" (da Joisy accent was quite deliberate) by not being asked to sing.
So yous all just make like trees and get outta here before someone gets hoit.
Besides, even if this doesn't help -- as my dad used to say, it can't hoit.
So the money primary will continue because of Mark Twain's theory of bourbon, that "too much is not enough" or because you can't be exactly sure what the minimum credible threshold is, or because like chicken soup, "it can't hoit."
Her embarrassed, American-born son tries to explain acting to her and at the same time to shush her, and she insists, undaunted: It couldn't hoit!
While 30-second ads this late in a presidential campaign are not decisive, as we say of chicken soup, they can't 'hoit.'
July 13, 2008 at 2:56 pm or getin hoit in akcedent…
One thing age has given me, however, is the ego to accept that my ego doesn't know everything, and I'm willing to do a little couples therapy with the old Jewish adage: "It can't hoit!"
"I ain't here to hoit youse," he said, sullenly, after a minute's silence.