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; look down on.

After she had married a rich man, Mary high-hatted her former friends.

"Don't high-hat me," Fred warned, when Harry began to walk away as if he didn't know him.

Compare: brush off

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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