- 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.II. v slang
Jones acted high-hat toward anyone poorer than he.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". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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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, вЂњtall hat;вЂќ also used synechdochically for men who wear such hats; figurative meaning вЂњswelled headвЂќ 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
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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
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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