haut monde

play
noun \ō-ˈmänd, ō-ˈmōⁿd\
variants: or less commonly

haute monde

play \ōt-ˈmänd, -ˈmōⁿd\

Definition of haut monde

  1. :  high society

Origin and Etymology of haut monde

French, literally, high world


First Known Use: 1864

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