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high-hat

[hahy-hat] Informal.
verb (used with object), high-hatted, high-hatting.
1.
to snub or treat condescendingly.
adjective
2.
snobbish; disdainful; haughty.

Origin:
1915–20; v., adj. use of high hat

high-hatter, noun
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high hat
 
n
another name for top hat

high-hat
 
adj
1.  informal snobbish and arrogant
 
vb , -hats, -hatting, -hatted
2.  informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) to treat in a snobbish or offhand way
 
n
3.  informal a snobbish person
4.  two facing brass cymbals triggered by means of a foot pedal

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Example sentences
The core and the tempo of the music are provided by the kick drums and snare
  drums of disco, often without the high hat.
The suggestion should not be misunderstood as a donning of the high hat in
  contemplating the new comedy.
Custom high hat lighting throughout the tall ceilings as well as a gleaming new
  bath highlight this exceptional value.
Her gloves had to be right, and she wore this high hat.
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