from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A horse that moves with a high step or proud gait; hence, a person having a proud bearing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A horse that lifts its feet high from the ground.
  • n. Hence A person having a dashing or showy walk or bearing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground while walking or trotting


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Meanwhile, that other animated high-stepper still in the markeptlace?

    The Weekend Steeple Chase (Movie Wise)

  • Though old and lean, Billy is a high-stepper and quick of foot; he never trips nor stumbles.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • He was not stepping high or jaunty, and Gus was usually a high-stepper, in the mornings.

    Comanche Moon

  • We are like a horse that has been trained to be a "high-stepper."

    Humanly Speaking

  • "Once I run with a high-stepper from Bowlin 'Green, Kentucky, and she told me better nor that," he explained.


  • Most fellers isn't so oneasy about a sister-in-law, but I reckon this one is different, being report says she's a high-stepper, said Walker, as he grinned at

    Hagar's Daughter: A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice

  • A trick is always so low that a high-stepper can walk right over it.

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • One's a high-stepper -- regular society -- was engaged to the patient and now acts as if she'd married him; and the other -- well, perhaps you can make her out; I can't.

    The Dust Flower

  • Our chosen driver replied to this by saying that he wouldn't be caught dead at a pig fair with Dan Ryan's horse, but in the midst of all the distracting discussions and arguments that followed we held to our original bargain; for we did not like the look of Dan Ryan's high-stepper, who was a 'thrifle mounTAIny,' as they say in these parts, and had a wild eye to boot.

    Penelope's Irish Experiences

  • His patched jacket kept the head of the classes, and his stubby-toed shoes marched up every month to get the ticket, and he had helped more than one heavy-witted "high-stepper" through conditions that threatened to put him out of the race.



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