Definition Of high hat

noun

a tall hat, especially a top hat.

He rented the high-hat and morning-suit finery at Moss Brothers and made the Ascot races on one of the days of high fashion.

act in a snobbish or supercilious manner toward (someone).

Nevertheless the Glasgow waitress is most attentive and friendly. But heaven help the customer who attempts to high-hat her.

snobbish.

Forgive me if I sound high-hat - I don't think you can possibly understand it.

variant spelling of hi-hat.

Example Of high hat

  • A male servant answered in a clipped East Prussian-accented German that annoyed Metz. Where did this flunky get off trying to high-hat people with that accent?

  • ‘If you talk like that,’ he was told, ‘they will think you are high-hatting them.’

  • Forgive me if I sound high-hat - I don't think you can possibly understand it.

  • He rented the high-hat and morning-suit finery at Moss Brothers and made the Ascot races on one of the days of high fashion.

  • Nevertheless the Glasgow waitress is most attentive and friendly. But heaven help the customer who attempts to high-hat her.


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