high-hat (comparative more high-hat, superlative most high-hat)
- disdainful; haughty
high-hat (plural high-hats)
- (slang) A person claiming to be superior.
- (transitive) To snub or treat condescendingly.
- 1934, Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Bantam edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 139:
- I don't high-hat technical words, because I know there a lot of things that can't be said any other way, but the doctor's lengthy explanation simply boiled down to this, that […] .