High Falutin

or Hifaluten. Tall talk. (Dutch, verlooten, high-flown, stilted.)

“The genius of hifaluten, as the Americans call it ... has received many mortal wounds lately from the hands of satirists. ... A quizzical Jenkins lately described the dress of a New York belle by stating that `she wore an exquisite hyphaluten on her head, while her train was composed of transparent fol-de-rol, and her petticoat of crambambuli flounced with Brussels three-ply of A No. 1.” —Hingston: Introduction to Josh Billings.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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