Definition of high-stepping in English:

high-stepping

adjective

  • 1Of a person or animal: that takes high steps; especially (of a horse) that lifts its feet high from the ground in walking and trotting.

  • 2Chiefly US. Exalted, lofty; grand, luxurious; superior; overweening.

Origin

Early 19th century. From high + step + -er. Compare high-stepper.

Pronunciation

high-stepping

/ˌhʌɪˈstɛpɪŋ/