verb (used with object), high-hat·ted, high-hat·ting.
- high-fructose corn syrup,
- high-hat cymbals,
Origin of high-hat
Origin of high hat
Examples from the Web for high-hat
Now try to imagine the song with the high-hat closed through the verse.
Ringo kept the high-hat open most of the time in those early songs.
Listen, babe, don't get high-hat with me or I'll slap you down.
If he high-hats you with his success I'll tell him that you've sold a drawing to the New Yorker and you can high-hat him back.Class of '29|Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
And all this high-hat cockiness aint going to do you one little bit of good.Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin|Dorothy Wayne
verb -hats, -hatting or -hatted (tr)
1889, "tall hat;" also used synechdochically for men who wear such hats; figurative meaning "swelled head" is from 1923. Drum set sense is from 1934.