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high hat

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



v. -hat•ted, -hat•ting,
adj. Informal. v.t.
1. to snub or treat condescendingly.
2. snobbish; haughty.
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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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