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high hat

[ hahy-hat ]
/ ˈhaɪ ˌhæt /
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noun
Also hi-hat, hi hat . a set of high-hat cymbals.
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Origin of high hat

First recorded in 1885–90

Other definitions 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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