haute couture

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noun haute cou·ture \ˌōt-ku̇-ˈtu̇r\

Definition of haute couture

  1. :  the houses or designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashions for women; also :  the fashions created

Examples of haute couture in a sentence

  1. a fashion designer who's a renowned master of haute couture

Origin and Etymology of haute couture

French, literally, high sewing


First Known Use: 1908


HAUTE COUTURE Defined for English Language Learners

haute couture

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noun haute cou·ture \ˌōt-ku̇-ˈtu̇r\

Definition of haute couture for English Language Learners

  • : the people and companies that create clothes that are very expensive and fashionable; also : the clothes they create



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