high hat


noun

Slang. table tripod.
Also hi hat . a set of high-hat cymbals.

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Origin of high hat

First recorded in 1885–90

Definition for high hat (2 of 2)

high-hat
[ hahy-hat ]
/ ˈhaɪˈhæt /
Informal.

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

to snub or treat condescendingly.

adjective

snobbish; disdainful; haughty.

Origin of high-hat

First recorded in 1915–20; v., adj. use of high hat

OTHER WORDS FROM high-hat

high-hatter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for high hat (1 of 2)

high hat

noun

another name for top hat

British Dictionary definitions for high hat (2 of 2)

high-hat

adjective

informal snobbish and arrogant

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

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

noun

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