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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HIGH HAT

There is also a hat to go with the evening costume—a high hat, which crushes in.

He shed his high hat and with it all lingering essences of his dignity.

The man in the high hat hardly tried to stand up against him.

I went into the best parlour, where there was a piano—also a high hat in the corner!

As they walked on, he followed, ever in view of the high hat.

But I want to get the high hat in, somehow, said Tootles doubtfully.

Each had on a mask, a long gown, and a high hat of colored paper.

Dora was dressed for the Haute ecole, which means a riding-habit and a high hat.

Even the mayor was surprised and had to run home to get his red sash and his high hat.

Dora was dressed for the Haute École, which means a riding-habit and a high hat.

WORD ORIGIN

1889, "tall hat;" also used synechdochically for men who wear such hats; figurative meaning "swelled head" is from 1923. Drum set sense is from 1934.

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