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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [lah dee duh]
    • /lɑ di də/
    • /ˌlɑː.dɪˈdɑː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lah dee duh]
    • /lɑ di də/

Definitions of la-di-da word

  • adjective la-di-da affected; pretentious; foppish: a la-di-da manner. 1
  • noun la-di-da an affected or pretentious person. 1
  • noun la-di-da behavior or speech characterized by affected or exaggerated gentility. 1
  • adjective la-di-da If you describe someone as la-di-da, you mean that they have an upper-class way of behaving, which you think seems unnatural and is only done to impress people. 0
  • adjective la-di-da affecting exaggeratedly genteel manners or speech 0
  • noun la-di-da a la-di-da person 0

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Origin of la-di-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-di-da


la-di-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-di-da

adj la-di-da

  • apish — stupid; foolish
  • artificial — Artificial objects, materials, or processes do not occur naturally and are created by human beings, for example using science or technology.
  • assumed — false; fictitious
  • awkward — An awkward situation is embarrassing and difficult to deal with.
  • chichi — If you say that something is chichi, you mean that it is pretty or stylish, especially in a way that you consider affected.

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