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    "high-pocketed"

    Hello,
    I am translating an English text and have stumbled over the expression "highpocketed", as used in a descritption of a person in an old photo: " ... my grandfather youngish and highpocketed, just outside their conversation, like a difficult memory, or a ghost."
    The only plausible interpretation of the attribute seems to be that the grandfather is wearing an old-fashioned coat with high pockets, even though there apparently are other, idiomatic, meanings of the phrase "high pocket" (or "low pocket"). Could you, please, enlighten me on these?

    Thank you, DF.

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    Re: "high-pocketed"

    I'm not sure, but I think that high-pocketed means rich.

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    Re: "high-pocketed"

    Although it can mean any of several things (including rich), in this case I think it means tall.

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