haute

adjective
\ˈōt \
variants: or less commonly haut \ ˈōt , ˈō \

Definition of haute 

: fashionable, high-class haute interior decorators a store filled with haute kitsch

Examples of haute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Following a swift start from Ronald van der Kemp (thanks to a sustainable sneaker collaboration), Sonia Rykiel picked up the pace with a stride that felt more light than haute! refinery29.com, "Voilà! It's The Best Of Paris Haute Couture Street Style," 4 July 2018 Following a swift start from Ronald van der Kemp (thanks to a sustainable sneaker collaboration), Sonia Rykiel picked up the pace with a stride that felt more light than haute! refinery29.com, "Voilà! It's The Best Of Paris Haute Couture Street Style," 4 July 2018 Witnessing all of this, and more, was the Dutch artist Piet Paris who captured five of the season’s haute-est looks exclusively for Vogue.com. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "The Fall 2018 Couture Collections, as Seen by Illustrator Piet Paris," 9 July 2018 Following a swift start from Ronald van der Kemp (thanks to a sustainable sneaker collaboration), Sonia Rykiel picked up the pace with a stride that felt more light than haute! refinery29.com, "Voilà! It's The Best Of Paris Haute Couture Street Style," 4 July 2018 Following a swift start from Ronald van der Kemp (thanks to a sustainable sneaker collaboration), Sonia Rykiel picked up the pace with a stride that felt more light than haute! refinery29.com, "Voilà! It's The Best Of Paris Haute Couture Street Style," 4 July 2018 Based on the original in Miami Beach, the bar transplants an aesthetic that’s part haute hippie, part tiki to the middle of the concrete jungle. John Ortved, New York Times, "What 8 Thirsty Scenesters Wore to the Broken Shaker Bar," 4 July 2018 Moss stepped out of the Corinthia Hotel after taking in the Nick Cave concert earlier in the evening in a peasant dress with haute-hippie vibes. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kate Moss Is Bringing Boho Back," 4 June 2018 Later came breweries, exotic doughnut shops and haute-hipster ice-cream parlors. Andy Ngo, WSJ, "Would You Like Some Strife With Your Meal?," 31 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'haute.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of haute

1787, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haute

French

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about haute

Statistics for haute

Last Updated

12 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for haute

The first known use of haute was in 1787

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on haute

See words that rhyme with haute

Spanish Central: Translation of haute

Nglish: Translation of haute for Spanish Speakers

Comments on haute

What made you want to look up haute? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something that serves to warn or remind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!