high-hat


verb (used with object), high-hat·ted, high-hat·ting.

  1. to snub or treat condescendingly.

adjective

  1. snobbish; disdainful; haughty.

noun

  1. top hat.
  2. Slang. table tripod.
  3. Also hi hat. a set of high-hat cymbals.

adjective

  1. informal snobbish and arrogant

verb -hats, -hatting or -hatted (tr)

  1. informal, mainly US and Canadian to treat in a snobbish or offhand way

noun

  1. informal a snobbish person
  2. two facing brass cymbals triggered by means of a foot pedal

noun

  1. another name for top hat
n.

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.

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