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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

What's HINCTY? It's in Price of a Child by Lorene Cary. On page 286, 3rd paragraph?

I couldn't find a definition anywhere.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I got this here:

    The word--usually spelled "hincty"--has two more-common meanings and neither means unfashionable. Originally, hincty was jazz slang for snobby, according to any number of online dictionaries of jazz. There's a 1924 song by Rosa Henderson in which she sings, "Well, I am hincty, and I am lowdown too." Hincty was a putdown to describe rich people who put on airs.

    This was stated by the user: mansuri

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  • kunkle
    Lv 4
    3 years ago


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  • it means conceited or snobbish. I'm pretty sure anyways. Hope that helps.

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