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La-de-da

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A yea-nay sort of a fellow, with no backbone. “Da,” in French, means both oui and nenni, as Oui-da (ay marry), Nenni-da (no forsooth).

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“I wish that French brother of his, the Parisian la-de-da, was more like him, more of an American.”—A. G. Gunter: Baron Montez, book iii. 8.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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