haut monde

noun
\ ō-ˈmänd How to pronounce haut monde (audio) , ō-ˈmōⁿd \
variants: or less commonly haute monde \ ōt-​ˈmänd How to pronounce haut monde (audio) , -​ˈmōⁿd \

Definition of haut monde

: high society

First Known Use of haut monde

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haut monde

French, literally, high world

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“Haut monde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haut%20monde. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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