From 1430 Middle English haute (“‘self-important’”) with a spelling change in 1530 to follow the pattern of caught, < Old French haut, hault (“‘high, lofty’”) < Patrono:Frk[[Category:Patrono:Frk derivations|Haughty]] [[hoh#Patrono:Frk|hauh, hōh]] (“‘high, lofty, proud’”) and Latin altus (“‘high, deep’”). More at high.
AdjectiveModificarHaughty (comparative haughtier, superlative haughtiest)
- (rare, US, Canadian) Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.
Possibly due to the similar sounding (and utterly different in meaning) hottie, haughty has become rare in North America at least.