Of or from the upper class of society.
a) not a care in the world (used in a sing-song voice, for childhood rhymes)
b) 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!)

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  • lah-di-dah — or lah de dah [lä΄dē dä′] adj., n., interj. LA DI DA …   English World dictionary

  • lah-di-dah — /lah dee dah /, interj., adj., n. la di da. * * * …   Universalium

  • lah-di-dah — [ˌla: di: ˈda:] adj another spelling of ↑la di da …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lah-di-dah — [ ,la di da ] another spelling of la di da …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lah-di-dah — [“la”di”da] 1. mod. casual; relaxed and uncaring. □ He is so lah di dah with financial matters. □ She’s not all that calm about her possessions, but she is very lah di dah with men. 2. interj. a jeer; a mocking response. □ So you have a new car!… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • lah-di-dah — variant of la di da * * * /lah dee dah /, interj., adj., n. la di da. * * * lah di dah UK [ˌlɑː di ˈdɑː] US [ˌlɑ di ˈdɑ] another spelling of la di da Thesaurus: words used to describe people or behaviour that is not sinceresynonym * * * n. &… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lah-di-dah — old fashioned, old fashioned a woman who is lah di dah thinks she is better than other people and tries to speak as if she is from a high social class. No one really liked her in the village. They all thought she was a bit lah di dah …   New idioms dictionary

  • lah-di-dah — /la di ˈda/ (say lah dee dah) adjective, noun Colloquial → la di da …  

  • lah-de-dah — variant of la di da …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lah-dee-dah — variant of la di da …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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