haut monde

noun
\ ō-ˈmänd How to pronounce haut monde (audio) , ō-ˈmōⁿd\
variants: or less commonly haute monde \ ōt-​ˈmänd How to pronounce haute monde (audio) , -​ˈmōⁿd \

Definition of haut monde

: high society

First Known Use of haut monde

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haut monde

French, literally, high world

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about haut monde

Statistics for haut monde

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for haut monde

The first known use of haut monde was in 1864

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on haut monde

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with haut monde

Comments on haut monde

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

WORD OF THE DAY

friendly or mild

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

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!