Definition of nose-high in English:

nose-high

adjective

  • 1Rising or reaching as high as a person's nose.

  • 2Informal. Haughty, disdainful.

  • 3Aeronautics and Astronautics= nose-up.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Drant (c1540–1578), poet and Church of England clergyman. From nose + high.

Pronunciation

nose-high

/ˌnəʊzˈhʌɪ/