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or high-fli·er, high·fly·er, high-fly·er

[ hahy-flahy-er ]
/ ˈhaɪˈflaɪ ər /


a person who is extravagant or goes to extremes in aims, pretensions, opinions, etc.
a person or thing that flies high.
a stock, often speculative, whose price moves up or down widely.

Nearby words

highest, highest common factor, highest intercostal vein, highet, highfalutin, highflier, highflyer, highflying, highholder, highhole, highjack

Origin of highflier

First recorded in 1680–90; high + flier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for highflier

  • Look at the first twenty people that come towering by on the roof of a Highflier or a Defiance.

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