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

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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
References in classic literature ?
And whenever he walked down the street in his high hat everyone would say, "There goes the Doctor!--He's a clever man." And the dogs and the children would all run up and follow behind him; and even the crows that lived in the church-tower would caw and nod their heads.
And now, when he walked down the street in his high hat, people would say to one another, "There goes John Dolittle, M.D.!
Anna, quietly walking her horse, a sturdy English cob with cropped mane and short tail, her beautiful head with her black hair straying loose under her high hat, her full shoulders, her slender waist in her black riding habit, and all the ease and grace of her deportment, impressed Dolly.
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.
The white people who questioned the wisdom of starting this new school had in their minds pictures of what was called an educated Negro, with a high hat, imitation gold eye-glasses, a showy walking-stick, kid gloves, fancy boots, and what not--in a word, a man who was determined to live by his wits.
Todhunter dashed down his window with violence, and the man in the high hat melted into the sea-fog again.
I longed to show them a tearing American gallop, for they trotted solemnly up and down, in their scant habits and high hats, looking like the women in a toy Noah's Ark.
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.
The foundation of it allaseated at the back of the band, setting the bass line for the whole shebang, manager Lindy Alo makes magic with two African hand drums, bass drum and high hat. He started playing at 9 years old, using coffee cans until he could purchase his first drum kit.
I've gotten a lot of emails from guys that were singing Pat's praises, because they had such a hard time figuring out this little stick pattern or the high hat thing that Pat did in the middle of a regular old rock beat," added Sheehan.