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To High-Hat Someone

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Cindy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is going through her mother’s diary from the 1930’s and finds the term high-hat used as a transitive verb. To high-hat someone means to act in a supercilious, condescending, affected manner, as if wearing a top hat or other tall, fancy hat. In a someone similar way today, the slang term to cap someone can mean to be boastful. This is part of a complete episode.

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