- seeking unrestrained pleasure, as by frequenting night clubs, parties, etc.; leading a wild and fast life: a high-stepping young crowd.
- (of a horse) moving with the leg raised high.
Origin of high-stepping
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for high-stepper
See how they lift their feet, and go along like a high-stepper of a horse.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
A trick is always so low that a high-stepper can walk right over it.Old Gorgon Graham
George Horace Lorimer
It was a pretty good price, but it was a high-stepper, a flyer, a beauty.The Golden Censer
We are like a horse that has been trained to be a "high-stepper."Humanly Speaking
Samuel McChord Crothers
Our stove was a high-stepper, with long bent legs, and bore its oven on its back as a dromedary his hump.A Pioneer Mother
- a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground when walking or trotting
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