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lah-di-dah

[lah-dee-dah] /ˈlɑ diˈdɑ/
interjection, adjective, noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for lah-di-dah

la-di-da

/ˌlɑːdiːˈdɑː/
adjective
1.
(informal) affecting exaggeratedly genteel manners or speech
noun
2.
a la-di-da person
Word Origin
C19: mockingly imitative of affected speech

lah-di-dah

/ˌlɑːdiːˈdɑː/
adjective, noun
1.
(informal) a variant spelling of la-di-da
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Slang definitions & phrases for lah-di-dah

lah-de-dah

adjective
  1. Very refined and respectable: Nobody weren't going to make her live in a lah-di-dah place like that (1940s+)
  2. Carefree and nonchalant: Her emotions at the dissolution of her 25-year marriage are anything but la-de-da (1970s+)
interjection

A phrase used to mean the equivalent of ''It doesn't matter'': You're canceling our date? Oh well, lah-di-dah (1970s+)

noun

A dandyish or sissified man; superrefined and delicate person: Some lah-de-dah with a cane (1883+)

verb

To treat in a nonchalant, offhand manner: The outfielder la-di-da'd the catch (1970s+)

[an imitation of casual and aristocratic speech]


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