Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > La-de-da.

 L. S. D.La Garde Meurt ne se Rend pas. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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).   1
        “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.

 L. S. D.La Garde Meurt ne se Rend pas. 


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