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See also: high-low and high/low


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high +‎ low


highlow (plural highlows)

  1. An article of men's footwear, typically made of leather, lower in height than a boot, rising just above the ankle, with laces in the front.
    • 1954, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family, edited by Arthur Pendennis Esq., Chapter 6, Paragraph 5:
      He looks very odd, Clive thinks, very odd and very kind, and he looks like a gentleman, every inch of him:--not like Martin's father, who came to see his son lately in highlows, and a shocking bad hat, and actually flung coppers amongst the boys for a scramble.