pan-loafy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (colloquial, chiefly Scotland) Posh, pretentious or stuck-up
    • 1993, K Stephen, “Proud to be British?”, in soc.culture.british[1] (Usenet):
      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 uk.people.support.depression [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] (Usenet):
      >What is a scots lol?
      I think it could be a panloafy way of saying loyal, instead of leal.?

References[edit]

  • OED 2005