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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HIGH-HAT

Listen, babe, don't get high-hat with me or I'll slap you down.

I don't see why we have to be so high-hat about Jews and Catholics.

And all this high-hat cockiness aint going to do you one little bit of good.

If he high-hats you with his success I'll tell him that you've sold a drawing to the New Yorker and you can high-hat him back.

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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