highflier

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

[hahy-flahy-er]
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noun

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

  1. highest,
  2. highest common factor,
  3. highest intercostal vein,
  4. highet,
  5. highfalutin,
  6. highflyer,
  7. highflying,
  8. highholder,
  9. highhole,
  10. highjack

Origin of highflier

First recorded in 1680–90; high + flier

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