high-stepping

[ hahy-step-ing ]
/ ˈhaɪˈstɛp ɪŋ /
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adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. high-speed downlink packet access,
  2. high-speed steel,
  3. high-spirited,
  4. high-step,
  5. high-stepper,
  6. high-stick,
  7. high-sticking,
  8. high-strung,
  9. high-tail,
  10. high-tech

Origin of high-stepping

First recorded in 1840–50

Related formshigh-step·per, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for high-stepper

high-stepper

noun

a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground when walking or trotting
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