\ ˈōt How to pronounce haute (audio) \
variants: or less commonly haut \ ˈōt How to pronounce haut (audio) , ˈō \

Definition of haute

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

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Recent Examples on the Web In the mid 20th-century, passengers wore their Sunday best onboard airplanes, and flight attendants donned haute designer uniforms. National Geographic, "10 ways to get your travel fix from home," 29 Apr. 2020 But now rather than concentrate on new collections, Ms. Lee has released an assortment of haute masks. Alix Strauss, New York Times, "New York Bridal Fashion Week Goes Virtual," 14 Apr. 2020 Exotic is something more creature-like — and is also streamlining an haute-redneck approach to style. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "The Alternate Aesthetic Realities of ‘Tiger King’," 2 Apr. 2020 Just call him the year’s most haute fashion influencer—and don’t forget to double-tap. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Why Marc Jacobs Was 2019’s Ultimate Instagram Fashion Influencer," 27 Dec. 2019 Tasting menus of the chef’s haute American cuisine start at $248 but the experience is meant to rival a stay in a European castle. Los Angeles Times, "What’s on TV Friday, March 27: ‘MacGyver’ on CBS; Coronavirus specials and more," 26 Mar. 2020 An haute-couture artist in London embroidered patterns that resemble moss and lichen on the high-back chairs and the floor-to-ceiling gold leaf drapes are meant to reflect the golden hills. Sunset Staff, Sunset, "Drink Rum, Go Raft-Camping, and 9 More Things to See & Do This Week," 22 Jan. 2018 The result was unexpectedly lovely to look at; fully resolved, with a haute hand and absent the freneticism that has characterized many of Mr. Galliano’s past mash-ups. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Fear and Face Masks on the Front Row," 10 Mar. 2020 The inn’s full-time, in-house chef prepares a multi-course, nouveau Northwestern haute breakfast and accommodates guests’ culinary requests. oregonlive, "Ashland insider’s guide: What are the best restaurants in Ashland? Picky innkeepers recommend these eateries," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of haute

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“Haute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haute. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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