Definition of high-stepper in English:

high-stepper

noun

  • 1A horse which lifts its feet high from the ground in walking and trotting.

  • 2An (ostentatiously) fashionable or attractive person, especially a young woman of this kind. Also (chiefly US): a person who is or aspires to be wealthy or successful; a high-flyer; a social climber.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From high + stepper.

Pronunciation

high-stepper

/ˌhʌɪˈstɛpə/