haut monde


ō-ˈmänd How to pronounce haut monde (audio)
variants or less commonly haute monde
ōt-ˈmänd How to pronounce haut monde (audio)
: high society

Word History


French, literally, high world

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haut monde was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Haut monde.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haut%20monde. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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