hincty


adjective, hinc·ti·er, hinc·ti·est. Slang.

  1. conceited or snobbish.

adjective, hin·ki·er, hin·ki·est. Slang.

  1. acting in a nervous or very cautious way.
  2. suspicious: Whenever he agrees with me, you know something hinky is going on!
  3. snobbish; haughty.
adj.

“conceited,” by 1924 in U.S. black slang. Cf. obsolete Scottish hichty (c.1500), considered an alteration of height-y.

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