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pan-loaf +‎ -y, of Scottish origin. A pan-loaf was more expensive than ordinary bread.


pan-loafy (comparative more pan-loafy, superlative most pan-loafy)

  1. (colloquial) Posh, pretentious or stuck-up
    • 1993: K Stephen, Proud to be British? in soc.culture.british [1]
      Perhaps it is a class thing. Pan loafy people can also be very stuffy and toffee nosed and hence arrogant.
    • 1999: Muttley, Life's not worth it in [2]
      The Central belt is becoming more weedjie. Edinburgh is still pretty pan-loafy. Fifer is bools-in-the-mooth.
    • 2005: Eve McLaughlin, Re GROS a brilliant service in soc.genealogy.britain [3]
      >What is a scots lol?
      I think it could be a panloafy way of saying loyal, instead of leal.?


  • OED 2005