1. 1.   (interjection) used as an expression of derision directed at affected gentility or pretentious refinement.

  1. 2.    (adjective) pretentious; foppish; affectedly refined in manners or tastes; a ‘ladida’ manner.

  1. 3.   (informal adjective) pretentious or snobbish, esp. in manner or speech: “Do I look or sound like a ladida society lawyer?” said Jimmy.

  1. 4.    (noun) behaviour or speech characterised by affected or exaggerated gentility.

  1. 5.    (slang) cockney rhyming slang for ‘cigar‘.

  1. 6.    (exclamation) expressing derision at someone's pretentious manner or speech: “ladida!” snapped Rebecca, as her sister sank into a curtsy.

  1. 7.    (popular culture) a rap song performed by Doug E. Fresh and MC Ricky D (Slick Rick), released in 1985 and later sampled by numerous artists, most known to be covered by Snoop Dog.

ORIGIN: 1880 - 1885. Derisive imitation of a pseudo-elevated manner of speech. Derives from the earlier reduplicated phrase 'lardy-dardy' cited in ‘Lacy's Acting Edition of Plays, Dramas, Farces and Extravagances’ 1849

ladida [ lah-di-dah ]  or  [ láa dee dáa ] or [ lä dē ˈdä ]