high hat

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high hat

1. See top hat.
2. also hi hat Music A set of high-hat cymbals.

high hat

1. (Clothing & Fashion) another name for top hat
2. informal a snobbish person
3. (Instruments) two facing brass cymbals triggered by means of a foot pedal
informal snobbish and arrogant
vb (tr) , -hats, -hatting or -hatted
informal chiefly US and Canadian to treat (a person) in a snobbish or offhand way

high′ hat′



v. -hat•ted, -hat•ting,
adj. Informal. v.t.
1. to snub or treat condescendingly.
2. snobbish; haughty.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high hat - cymbals that are operated by a foot pedalhigh hat - cymbals that are operated by a foot pedal
cymbal - a percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass disk; makes a loud crashing sound when hit with a drumstick or when two are struck together
2.high hat - a man's hat with a tall crownhigh hat - a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
man's clothing - clothing that is designed for men to wear
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And whenever he walked down the street in his high hat everyone would say, "There goes the Doctor
And now, when he walked down the street in his high hat, people would say to one another, "There goes John Dolittle, M.
Among the shifting, sonorous, pulsing crowd glimpses could be had of Jerry's high hat, battered by the winds and rains of many years; of his nose like a carrot, battered by the frolicsome, athletic progeny of millionaires and by contumacious fares; of his brass-buttoned green coat, admired in the vicinity of McGary's.
The girl in the book had a mother, it appeared, and so had this young lady; the former had also a brother, and he now remembered that he had noticed a young man on the wharf--a young man in a high hat and a white overcoat--who seemed united to Miss Day by this natural tie.
They had a great deal of luggage, innumerable bags and rugs and hampers and sea-chairs, and were composed largely of ladies of various ages, a little pale with anticipation, wrapped also in striped shawls, though in prettier ones than the nursing mothers of the steerage, and crowned with very high hats and feathers.
Todhunter dashed down his window with violence, and the man in the high hat melted into the sea-fog again.
They had high hats, healthy pale faces, dark overcoats and shiny boots; they held in their gloved hands thin umbrellas and hastily folded evening papers that resembled stiff, dirty rags of greenish, pinkish, or whitish colour.
You may decorate the top with a sugar-coated high hat or whipped cream flowers.
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Each of the band is blessed with some nifty musical talent and drummer Tristin was given his chance to shine with a elevated drumming segment that greats of the high hat like Dave Grohl would surely applaud.
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the drum kit: snare, high hat, splash cymbal, ride.