overclass

noun
over·​class | \ ˈō-vər-ˌklas How to pronounce overclass (audio) \

Definition of overclass

: the highest social stratum : the segment of a society usually having the most wealth, influence, education, and prestige — compare underclass

Examples of overclass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Jedi knights, turns out, are an emotionless priestly overclass raised in a society of parentless tutorials. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Attack of the Clones," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of overclass

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Overclass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overclass. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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