- 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.
Origin of high-stepping
- to walk or run by raising the legs higher than normal.
- to approach or step over by high-stepping.
Origin of high-step
Examples from the Web for high-stepping
Historical Examples of high-stepping
Then he got up and, with grotesque Chinese high-stepping walk, came to him.Michael
E. F. Benson
She knew intuitively who was driving the high-stepping horse.The Woodcraft Girls at Camp
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
"Rather a high-stepping young person, I thought," said Bellingham.The Quality of Mercy
W. D. Howells
I must tell you before I forget it about the friend with the high-stepping horses.Daisy
Miranda Eliot Swan
I don't want another and I don't want any high-stepping Fifth Avenue dude.Making Money