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

to snub or treat condescendingly.


snobbish; disdainful; haughty.

Origin of high-hat

First recorded in 1915–20; v., adj. use of high hat
Related formshigh-hat·ter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for high-hatter



informal snobbish and arrogant

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

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


informal a snobbish person
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