high-hat
adjective Date: 1924 supercilious, snobbishhigh-hat transitive verb

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  • high-hat — ☆ high hat [hī′hat΄; ] for v., usually [ hī′hat′ ] adj. Slang snobbish and aloof n. 1. Slang a snob 2. a pair of opposed cymbals mounted on a metal stand and struck together by a foot pedal mechanism, used by drummers in jazz, rock, etc. for… …   English World dictionary

  • high-hat — high hatter, n. /huy hat /, v., high hatted, high hatting, adj. Informal. v.t. 1. to snub or treat condescendingly. adj. 2. snobbish; disdainful; haughty. [1915 20; v., adj. use of HIGH HAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • high-hat — high′ hat′ v. hat•ted, hat•ting, adj. Informal. 1) to snub or treat condescendingly 2) snobbish; haughty • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • high hat — 1889, “tall hat;” also used synechdochically for men who wear such hats; figurative meaning “swelled head” is from 1923. Drum set sense is from 1934 …   Etymology dictionary

  • high hat — high′ hat′ n. clo top hat • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • high hat — ☆ high hat n. TOP HAT …   English World dictionary

  • High Hat — Infobox Album Name = High Hat Type = compilation Artist = Boy George Released = 1989 Recorded = 1988 Genre = pop, dance, acid house Length = 51:32 Label = Virgin Records Producer = Gene Griffin, Bobby Z, Mike Pela Boy George Reviews = Last album …   Wikipedia

  • high hat — noun 1》 a top hat. 2》 N. Amer. informal a snobbish or supercilious person. 3》 (high hat) variant form of hi hat. adjective (high hat) N. Amer. informal snobbish. verb (high hat) (high hats, high hatting …   English new terms dictionary

  • high-hat — I. ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: high hat : supercilious or snobbish in attitude or manner : aristocratic high hat over the type of job she wants Springfield (Massachusetts) Union cold, impersonal, a trifle high hat …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-hat — I. adj slang treating others as inferior; acting above others. It was an expensive place to eat, and the customers were likely to be a little high hat. Jones acted high hat toward anyone poorer than he. II. v slang To treat others as inferior;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • high hat — noun 1. a man s hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur • Syn: ↑dress hat, ↑opera hat, ↑silk hat, ↑stovepipe, ↑top hat, ↑topper, ↑beaver • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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