- showy, affected, tinselled, affecting certain pompous or fashionable airs, stuck up; “come, none of yer HIGHFALUTIN’ games,” _i.e._, you must not show off or imitate the swell here.—_American_ slang, now common in Liverpool and the East-end of London. From the _Dutch_, VERLOOTEN. Used generally now in the sense of fustian, high-sounding, unmeaning eloquence, bombast.
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