high-stepping

[ hahy-step-ing ]
/ ˈhaɪˈstɛp ɪŋ /

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.

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Origin of high-stepping

First recorded in 1840–50

OTHER WORDS FROM high-stepping

high-step·per, noun

Definition for high-stepping (2 of 2)

high-step
[ hahy-step ]
/ ˈhaɪˌstɛp /

verb (used without object), high-stepped, high-step·ping.

to walk or run by raising the legs higher than normal.

verb (used with object), high-stepped, high-step·ping.

to approach or step over by high-stepping.

Origin of high-step

First recorded in 1840–50
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