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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lah duh duh]
    • /lɑ də də/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lah duh duh]
    • /lɑ də də/

Definitions of la-de-da word

  • adjective la-de-da affected; pretentious; foppish: a la-di-da manner. 1
  • noun la-de-da an affected or pretentious person. 1
  • noun la-de-da behavior or speech characterized by affected or exaggerated gentility. 1
  • adjective la-de-da posh, prestigious,. 0
  • adjective la-de-da pretentious. 0

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Origin of la-de-da

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85; derisive imitation of affected, pseudo-elevated speech

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Parts of speech for La-de-da


la-de-da popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for la-de-da

adj la-de-da

  • cheeky — If you describe a person or their behaviour as cheeky, you think that they are slightly rude or disrespectful but in a charming or amusing way.
  • cocky — Someone who is cocky is so confident and sure of their abilities that they annoy other people.
  • conceited — If you say that someone is conceited, you are showing your disapproval of the fact that they are far too proud of their abilities or achievements.
  • fresh — newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
  • haughty — disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious: haughty aristocrats; a haughty salesclerk.

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