highfalutin

[hahy-fuh-loot-n]
adjective Informal.
pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious.
Also, highfalutin', hifalutin, hifalutin', highfaluting [hahy-fuh-loo-ting, -loot-n] .


Origin:
1830–40; high + falutin (perhaps orig. flutin, variant of fluting, present participle of flute)

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highfalutin, hifalutin or highfaluting (ˌhaɪfəˈluːtɪn)
 
adj
informal pompous or pretentious
 
[C19: from high + -falutin, perhaps variant of fluting, from flute]
 
hifalutin, hifalutin or highfaluting
 
adj
 
[C19: from high + -falutin, perhaps variant of fluting, from flute]
 
highfaluting, hifalutin or highfaluting
 
adj
 
[C19: from high + -falutin, perhaps variant of fluting, from flute]

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Example sentences
Highfalutin composite plastics aside, the best way of doing this is to use
  aluminium instead of steel.
Convoluted and highfalutin' language obscures good thoughts, which is a pity.
All fail for the same reason: an overly exuberant desire to cram too many
  highfalutin ingredients into one dish.
His trademark voice-over is as highfalutin and half-jesting as his devotees
  would wish.
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