lah-di-dah

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See also: la-di-da and lah-de-dah

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lah-di-dah (comparative more lah-di-dah, superlative most lah-di-dah)

  1. (UK, pejorative) Of or from the upper class of society.

Usage notes[edit]

The adjective usage is not common in the US.

Synonyms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

lah-di-dah

  1. (US) not a care in the world (used in a sing-song voice, for childhood rhymes)
  2. (US) Frequently heard in New Orleans, uttered by revelers in resorts of drink and music (used in a mildly pejorative sense, dismissing, for example, a man dressed in yellow bicycling Spandex with a silly walk, as Well, lah-di-dah. Also a term interjected when politicians waffle. Hmm. Sounds pretty lah-di-dah to me!)