Definition of Highsmith, Patricia in US English:

Highsmith, Patricia

proper noun

  • (1921–95), US writer of detective fiction; born Patricia Plangman. Her novels are noted for their black humor, particularly those featuring Tom Ripley, an amoral antihero living in France. Strangers on a Train (1949) was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951.

Pronunciation

Highsmith, Patricia

/ˈhīˌsmiTH/