(also lah-di-dah or la-de-da)
- Pretentious or snobbish, especially in manner or speech: do I really look or sound like a la-di-da society lawyer?More example sentences
- After a few more attempts at conversation, he got angry and started muttering ‘Posh Whalley Range lady… la-di-da Moss Side lady’.
- Here, Keaton's la-di-da flibbertigibbet dissolved all of her neurotic mannerisms and simply stood still, gently and lovingly warbling what became the film's essence.
- The skivvies from the Cabinet Office come in, all lah-di-dah and arm's length. ‘How many of you ponces voted New Labour yesterday?’
late 19th century: imitative of an affected manner of speech.