Date: 1800-1900
Origin: high + falutin, perhaps from fluting 'making a high sound (as if) on the flute'

highfalutin

adjective
     
high‧fa‧lu‧tin informal
highfalutin language or behaviour seems silly although it is intended to be impressive - used to show disapproval

Dictionary results for "highfalutin"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.