Definition of high-headed in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪˈhɛdɪd/


  • 1Having a high top or head; specifically (of a tree) having a high crown of foliage.

  • 2Proud, arrogant.

  • 3Of a person or animal: holding the head high. Also of a gait, etc.: characterized by this posture.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Phaer (?1510–1560), translator and physician. Partly from high + headed.