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France was always a little scary to me. I had the preconception that France was a bit hoity-toity.
April Bloomfield

Meaning of "hoity-toity" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HOITY-TOITY

Rhyming compound based on C16 hoit to romp, of obscure origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HOITY-TOITY

hoity-toity  [ˌhɔɪtɪˈtɔɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOITY-TOITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hoity-Toity is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HOITY-TOITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hoity-toity

Hoity Toity

Hoity Toity is a multiplayer board game created by Klaus Teuber in 1990, and published in the United States by Überplay in 2008. The game was also published in the United States under the name, By Hook or Crook, and in the United Kingdom under the name Fair Means or Foul.

Definition of hoity-toity in the English dictionary

The definition of hoity-toity in the dictionary is arrogant or haughty.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOITY-TOITY


ability
əˈbɪlɪtɪ
activity
ækˈtɪvɪtɪ
authority
ɔːˈθɒrɪtɪ
availability
əˌveɪləˈbɪlɪtɪ
capacity
kəˈpæsɪtɪ
capernoitie
ˌkæpəˈnɔɪtɪ
cappernoity
ˌkæpəˈnɔɪtɪ
celebrity
sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ
city
ˈsɪtɪ
committee
kəˈmɪtɪ
community
kəˈmjuːnɪtɪ
dacoity
dəˈkɔɪtɪ
dakoity
dəˈkɔɪtɪ
facility
fəˈsɪlɪtɪ
functionality
ˌfʌŋkʃənˈælɪtɪ
Haiti
ˈheɪtɪ
hospitality
ˌhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ
humanity
hjuːˈmænɪtɪ
humidity
hjuːˈmɪdɪtɪ
identity
aɪˈdɛntɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOITY-TOITY

hoi polloi
hoick
hoicks
hoiden
hoidenish
hoidenishness
hoisin
hoist
hoist with one´s own petard
hoister
hoistman
hoistway
hojatoleslam
hojatolislam
hoka
hoke
hokey
hokey cokey
hokey-pokey
hokeyness

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOITY-TOITY

accessibility
augmented reality
charity
creativity
density
diversity
egoity
in the majority
majority
minority
New York City
opportunity
quality
quantity
reality
responsibility
security
the City
university
utility

Synonyms and antonyms of hoity-toity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HOITY-TOITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hoity-toity» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hoity-toity

Translation of «hoity-toity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOITY-TOITY

Find out the translation of hoity-toity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hoity-toity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hoity-toity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

装腔作势
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

repipi
570 millions of speakers

English

hoity-toity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गमंडी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

hoity - toity
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

hoity - toity
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hoity- toity
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অননুমোদননূচক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

qui se donne de grands airs
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kerohanian-toity
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hoity - toity
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

うわついた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거만한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hoity-toity
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kiêu căng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

hoity-toity
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कर्कश आवाज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hoppa
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hoity - toity
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hoity - toity
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

hoity - toity
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nebunatic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hoity - toity
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanstellerig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hoity - toity
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hoity - toity
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hoity-toity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOITY-TOITY»

The term «hoity-toity» is regularly used and occupies the 90.342 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOITY-TOITY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hoity-toity» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hoity-toity» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hoity-toity

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QUOTES WITH «HOITY-TOITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hoity-toity.
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April Bloomfield
France was always a little scary to me. I had the preconception that France was a bit hoity-toity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOITY-TOITY»

Discover the use of hoity-toity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hoity-toity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hoity Toity
It was a poisonous fungus—sand yet there, at the very root, sat Hoity Toity, looking quite at home. Presently a lean little lizard—like a fairy crocodile— writhed over, the mushroom, and put down his head, and looked at Hoity Toity with his bright ...
Charles Camden
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Secret Chicago: The Unique Guidebook to Chicago's Hidden ...
HOITY-TOITY. Much of this book focuses on greasy spoons, red-and-white- checkered tablecloths, and super-cheap menus. At least to this writer, these places are the real "Secret Chicago." But now it's time to go upscale. So pick up that suit or ...
Sam Weller, 2002
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Delhi: A Novel
‘I return to Delhi as I return to my mistress Bhagmati when I have had my fill of whoring in foreign lands...’ Thus begins Khushwant Singh’s vast, erotic, irrelevant magnum opus on the city of Delhi.
Khushwant Singh, 2010
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Suzy Gershman's Born to Shop New York: The Ultimate Guide ...
The Ultimate Guide for Travelers Who Love to Shop Suzy Gershman. Hoity-Toity Antiques: The Upper East Side 275 Sotheby's experts are available for consultation to both buyers and sellers. (Other auction houses also provide this service.) ...
Suzy Gershman, 2006
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
1888 "oh! hoity-toity!" said Herbert. (p. 330) Southworth, E. D. E. N. The Hidden Hand, or Capitola the Madcap. 1888. New Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University Press, 1988. 1922 "we got to make her get over this highty-tighty hooptediddle way ...
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words
It seems likely that the confusion arose by association with the similar-sounding but otherwise unrelated word hoity-toity. hoi•ty-toi•ty |ehoitN etoitN| • adj. 1 haughty; snobbish: hoity-toity models. 2 frolicsome. Hol•arc•tic |häleärktik;hPelärk - ...
Archie Hobson, 2004
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
hoity-toity. • Spencer was holding a hog leg in his hand, the long shiny barrel pointed in his companion's direction. Loop hadn't even known that the Yankee had a hand-gun.— George Bowering, Caprice. 1987 • Counting the cylinder and grip, ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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American Musical Theater: A Chronicle
Hoity-Toity, which opened 5 September, had a plot to tie together its olio portion. De Wolf Hopper arrives in Monte Carlo with six marriageable daughters, while Weber, Fields, and Sam Bernard (replacing David Warfield) played three East ...
Gerald Bordman, 2001
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Sporting Magazine
9. Young Giantess, by Diomed, out of Giantess, by Match'em. 10. Lais, by Diomed , out of Grace, by Snap. [broke, by Squirrel 11. Hoity-Toity, by Highflyer, dam by Goldfinder, out of Lady Boling- 12. ChesnutMare, by VVhiskey, out of Amelia. 13.
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Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature
A Visitor from Outer Space (1961, aka Soviet Science Fiction) with the "Belayev" novella "Hoity-Toity," about an elephant scientifically gifted with the power of speech. BENFORD, GREGORY (1941- ). U.S. writer and physicist. The co- editors of ...
Brian M. Stableford, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOITY-TOITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hoity-toity is used in the context of the following news items.
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A Local's Guide to Properly Pronouncing L.A. Places - Los Angeles …
Lȯs-ˈAn-jə-ləs is the popular norm over the hoity-toity sounding Lȯs-ˈAn-jə-ˌlēz and the very rare Lȯs-ˈAŋ-gə-ˌlēz. This is no new debate: ... «LA Magazine, Jul 15»
2
Here's a Map of the Median Rents in Each Miami Neighborhood …
The most expensive, to no one's surprise, is the hoity-toity island enclave of Fisher Island, where the monthly median rent is $4,800. After that ... «Miami New Times, Jul 15»
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Like mother, like daughter ... Therese and Miranda Kerr are both …
... treats her health mantra, and readers certainly reckon she's giving Evans a run for his money for the title of Australia's most hoity-toity diet. «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
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Step aside Pete Evans, Miranda Kerr's mum Therese has a diet that …
... treats her health mantra, and readers certainly reckon she's giving Evans a run for his money for the title of Australia's most hoity-toity diet. «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Preppers: Meet the paranoid Americans awaiting the apocalypse
... lawyers, and upper-management types who live in upscale city neighborhoods and hoity-toity surrounding towns. Tsai tells me that he trains ... «The Week Magazine, Jul 15»
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'Dominion' season 2 premiere recap: Michael has killed everything
David gets all hoity-toity over it. Claire's hair is very voluminous in this scene, and it reflects her growing unease over her choices. “Arika” (I ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
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Mocktail day at Bangalore Club. How exciting!
It was for all to see that the 147-year-old Bangalore Club had it coming, except the hoity-toity in the top brass. This Sunday will be a mocktail ... «Bangalore Mirror, Jul 15»
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Megyn Kelly Attacks MTV's 'White People' Show Before It Airs
... down Lowry's example (which “straight news anchor” Kelly didn't do) by pointing out that “you don't see a lot of color” in “hoity-toity schools.”. «NewsHounds, Jul 15»
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She Stoops to Conquer, Theatre Royal Bath, review: 'delightful'
There's spirited support from Harry Michell as Hardcastle's oafish step-son, Jack Holden as the hoity-toity Hastings and Charlotte Brimble as his ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Andrea Weigl: My West Raleigh garden club brings neighbors together
Back in the day, it was a bit more hoity-toity with a waiting list for membership – a history that has made some longtime residents reluctant to ... «News & Observer, Jul 15»

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