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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Today's Etymology: "Toplofty" -- 1859 F. Francis Newton Dogvane (1888) 218 Everything was very toplofty in the landlord and waiters' parts.
, or <
; said in Farmer
to be of American origin.
Lofty in manner or character; elevated; haughty, ‘high and mighty’.
Everything was very toplofty in the landlord and waiters' parts.
25 June 941/2
The council sermon.‥ A little top-lofty perhaps for children.
They were snubbed with rather toplofty denials.
Pall Mall Gaz.
13 July 6/1
Lord F—— is dignity itself.‥ There is a ‘toploftiness’ about him which is meant to be very impressive.
OED for "toplofty"
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