variants or less commonly haut
ˈōt How to pronounce haute (audio)
: fashionable, high-class
haute interior decorators
a store filled with haute kitsch

Examples of haute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chateau des Fleurs is an extravagant new stay in the eighth arrondissement with 19th-century style and an haute Korean restaurant. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 The news follows on the heels of the company’s involvement with the Louvre in Paris—a partnership that formed in 2019 in an effort to bring haute horology and the world of fine arts and history closer together. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 27 Sep. 2023 Off-runway, Bottega Veneta released an haute version of the Strand bookstore tote, and Chanel’s Rendez-vous littéraires rue Cambon program presented house ambassador Charlotte Casiraghi in conversation with female writers such as Siri Hustvedt and Jeannette Winterson. Kristen Bateman, ELLE, 28 Aug. 2023 Say hello to the 3D chrome manicure, the groovy nail art popular among Hollywood’s hottest stars and their equally haute manicurists. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 3 Aug. 2023 The haute Wasp hegemony that Halberstam so memorably skewers has faded in the capital—there aren’t so many Groton boys or Harriman scions running around at the upper levels of the State Department, or anywhere else. The New Yorker, 9 July 2023 Roberts also undertakes a century-by-century dash through the historic high points of Siberia since Catherine the Great, whose fixation with haute European culture had her court speaking French and piano-makers setting up shop across European Russia and into Siberia. Mark Kramer, Star Tribune, 31 July 2020 Next a section of haute bourgeois florals in pleated silk and leather, sleeves skimming down almost to the floor, shoulders rounded in a permanent, slightly tense, little shrug. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2023 For the Franco-Malian chef, the twin presidential gestures were just two of several professional highs that have cemented his persona as an unofficial ambassador of haute African cuisine. Vivian Song, Robb Report, 24 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of haute was in 1964

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“Haute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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