hincty

hincty

(ˈhɪŋkti)
mod. snobbish; fussy; aloof. (Black.) Some of those people are so hincty!
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Or the vain and hincty pinchnose worrying about his coat and the ivory buttons on his waistcoat.
In fact, even the successful African Americans he believes are intermingled in the Harlem subway crowds-"the doctors, the preachers, some lawyers"--he characterizes as likely" 'hincty' and 'dicty' "--that is, snobbish folk who put on airs to remove themselves from the black public that scrapes to make a living in a white-dominated world (61).
It begins the oral quality of the prose, a quality continued throughout by references to the reader and by numerous colloquial words and expressions, such as "Good luck and let me know" (5), "hincty" (143), and "quiet as it's kept" (17).(10) It also suggests at least two ways of perceiving the narrator's activity.